Continuity of carer
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Synonymous names:||Continuity of lead carer; Continuity of primary carer; Continuity of designated carer|
|Definition:||Continuity of carer means care provided, or led, over the full length of the episode of care by the same named carer. Relational continuity is provided by the same named caregiver being involved throughout the period of care even when other caregivers are required. Other caregivers may be involved in the provision of care, either as a backup to the named carer or to collaborate in the provision of care, however the named carer remains to coordinate and provide ongoing care throughout.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit|
NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) (2010). National Guidance on Collaborative Maternity Care, NHMRC, Canberra.
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|Metadata items which use this glossary item:|
Maternity model of care—extent of continuity of carer
Maternity model of care—extent of continuity of carer, code N[N]
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