Original articlesA Nursing Perspective on Infant Bed-Sharing Using Multidisciplinary Theory IntegrationBunch, Marissa G. MSN, RN, CPNP; Hutson, Sadie P. PhD, RN, WHNP, BC Author Information College of Nursing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Ms Bunch and Dr Hutson); and School of Nursing, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (Ms Bunch). Correspondence: Marissa G. Bunch, MSN, RN, CPNP, School of Nursing, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga 615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403 ([email protected]). The authors would like to acknowledge the support received from Dr Hillary Fouts, Dr Katherine Newnam, and Dr Joel Anderson in the conceptualization and writing of this article. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: October/December 2020 - Volume 43 - Issue 4 - p 338-348 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000326 Buy Metrics Abstract The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against bed-sharing between infants and caregivers due to an association with suffocation. Caregivers continue to share a bed with their infant despite these recommendations for a multitude of reasons. A close examination of the bed-sharing literature reveals that the debate is fundamentally about theoretical differences. The major theories used to frame this problem include the triple risk model of bed-sharing and evolutionary theories. Nurses are masters of multidisciplinary collaboration and are well positioned to unify the triple risk and evolutionary views of infant bed-sharing to guide future innovations in health care practice and research. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.