Advanced Practice in Healthcare

Skills for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

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Author: Carol Cox,Marie Hill,Victoria Lack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136598073

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Advanced Practice in Healthcare outlines the key components of advanced practice in which healthcare professionals are engaged. With a clear skills focus, it explores issues critical to providing effective enhanced care to patients whilst managing and negotiating the complexities of the healthcare delivery system. Perspectives on advanced practice are illuminated throughout the text and are designed to promote the formation of new thinking in relation to practice, education and research. The text is comprised of three sections that address different aspects of advanced practice and these in turn: Provide guidance on the development of clinical skills, including consultation, clinical decision making, holistic care, and the role of care planning in advanced practice. Explain management skills and how to manage, negotiate and monitor the complexities of the healthcare system in order to ensure the delivery of quality patient care. Clarify the professional role of the advanced practice clinician and how implementation of the role can improve the delivery of patient care. In each chapter activities are presented that assist in the development, implementation and extension of advanced level practice. This text is especially relevant to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals practising within primary and secondary care who wish to advance their practice or clarify their roles within the context of advanced practice, particularly those undertaking masters level study.

Advanced Practice in Healthcare

Dynamic Developments in Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Author: Paula McGee,Chris Inman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119439116

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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The definitive resource for advanced practice within nursing and the allied health professions—revised, expanded, and updated throughout. Advanced practice is an established and continuously evolving part of healthcare workforces around the world as a level of practice beyond initial registration. Advanced practitioners are equipped to improve health, prevent disease, and provide treatment and care for patients in a diverse range of settings. This comprehensively revised fourth edition emphasises the importance of practice in advanced healthcare, presenting a critical examination of advanced practice roles in nursing and allied health professions through a series of learning features designed to facilitate the development of vital knowledge and skills. Advanced Practice in Healthcare presents: International developments in advanced practice as a global response to the need to modernise services, reduce costs and increase access to healthcare services Country-specific examples of advanced practitioners’ roles in delivering patient care in diverse settings The impact of advanced practice in nursing and the allied health professions Controversial issues including prescribing, regulation and credentialing, and the interface with medical practice Ethical and legal dimensions of advanced practice The preparation of advanced practitioners Advanced Practice in Healthcare is an essential resource for all students, practitioners, managers and researchers of advanced practice in healthcare.

Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied Health Professions

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Author: Paula McGee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444306439

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied HealthProfessions enables nurses and members of allied healthprofessions to effectively diagnose and treat patients, in a widevariety of settings. It is especially relevant in regions whereaccess to other health providers is limited. This new, completely revised, third edition shows how advancedpractice continues to develop in response to the impact of healthservice reforms, the introduction of health policies aimed atdeveloping a patient-led service based in primary care and changesin working conditions. Advanced Practice in Nursing and theAllied Health Professions presents an examination of thepotential for advanced practitioners, at all levels, to have asignificant effect on the health of the population and provideholistic care for the sick. Practice is identified as the centraland most important feature of the advanced role in nursing andallied health professions. Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied HealthProfessions also considers: The development of advanced practice in nursing and the alliedhealth professions and the implications for future health andsocial care services; Challenging professional boundaries that hinder the provisionof care and pioneering innovation within a diverse society; The relationship between health policy and service reforms,current and future advanced roles; International developments in advanced practice; Leadership, management in relation to advanced roles; The responsibilities of advanced practitioners in meetinghealthcare needs in a diverse society; Educating advanced practitioners and tracking their careerdevelopment; The future possibilities for advanced practice and an agendafor research.

Evaluation of Health Care Quality in Advanced Practice Nursing

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Author: Joanne V. Hickey, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM,Christine A. Brosnan, DrPH, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107672

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is a wonderful resource that fills a true gap in the literature. This is a topic that needs more exposure and more emphasis in the field of advanced practice nursing. The value of evaluation in healthcare quality will be seen in the outcomes of healthcare improvements." Score: 100, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews High-level evaluation skills reflecting national standards and benchmarks are becoming increasingly important in our changing health care climate. This is the only nursing textbook to lay the foundation for APNs to achieve the highest possible competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. Comprehensive in scope, it distills current best practice information from numerous sources to create a thorough and reliable resource for APN and DNP graduates. The text addresses both the theoretical basis of evaluation and its application as an integral part of contemporary practice. It provides an overview of evaluation science and critically examines the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence. Several frameworks are described to provide the reader with different evaluation models, including those of economic evaluation. The text covers in detail the evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice, including information systems and patient care technology, the redesign of health care in accordance with patient-family centered models, and the challenges of the current trend toward electronic medical records. Also addressed is the evaluation of populations and health care teams, including characteristics, risk factors, and determinants, as well as the emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Additionally, the text covers translating outcomes from evaluation into health care policy, and opportunities for advocacy and leadership among APNs. Key Features: Provides comprehensive coverage of evaluation of patient, population, systems, health team, and health care information systems technology outcomes Presents best practices and evidence-based practices that stress use in practice Uses case studies to illustrate application of evaluation in each practice area Stresses the importance of clear terminology in evaluation and provides definitions of relevant terms

Introduction to Advanced Nursing Practice

An International Focus

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Author: Madrean Schober

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319322044

Category: Medical

Page: 166

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Prepared under the auspices of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), this first volume provides a comprehensive overview of the rapidly emerging field of advanced nursing practice. It addresses central issues in the role and practice development that are fundamental to defining and differentiating the nature of this field. Topics include defining the role, role characteristics, scope of practice, education, regulation and research. Obstacles to and facilitators of that role are addressed and include ethical questions arising in the context of practice development. With an international focus, this volume examines international developments in the field, as reflected in country-specific case studies and examples. It offers a valuable resource for advanced practice nurses, educators and administrators at healthcare institutions.

Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing

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Author: Ruth M. Kleinpell

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826116291

Category: Medical

Page: 273

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This book provides up-to-date resources and examples of outcome measures, tools and methods that can be used by APNs in their quest to keep pace with new developments in the rapidly expanding field of outcome measurement. The chapter authors, recognized expert practitioners, offer invaluable insight into the process of conducting outcomes assessments in all APN practice, including the clinical nurse, nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist and certified nurse midwife practice specialties. Detailed figures, tables, and examples of outcome studies from actual research in APN practice make this an essential resource for evaluating the true impact the advanced practice nurse has on the delivery and fulfillment of care.

Social Work Practice in Healthcare

Advanced Approaches and Emerging Trends

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Author: Karen M. Allen,William J. Spitzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483384535

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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Social Work Practice in Health Care by Karen M. Allen and William J. Spitzer is a pragmatic and comprehensive book that helps readers develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for effective health care social work practice, as well as an understanding of the technological, social, political, ethical, and financial factors affecting contemporary patient care. Packed with case studies and exercises, the book emphasizes the importance of being attentive to both patient and organizational needs, covers emerging trends in health care policy and delivery, provides extensive discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and addresses social work practice across the continuum of care.

Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

Second Edition

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Author: Rona F. Levin, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826148131

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Education/Continuing Education category This AJN award-winning text is the only book to teach evidence-based practice (EBP) content grounded in a tested philosophy of teaching and learning. It provides the tools, perspective and context for health educators and practitioners to implement evidence-based care practices and evaluate their efficacy. Reflecting four years of successful experiences in helping academic agencies understand and implement EBP, this new edition has been reorganized to include updated information and five new chapters. It stresses the importance of mentorship in creating EBP and illustrates how mentorship can be designed and implemented to promote EBP. The text clarifies three principal values: How to integrate EBP into academic curricula How to implement an EBP model in clinical settings (for graduate, second career, and CE students) How to address teaching and learning strategies for specific user groups Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing will be of value to clinical and academic educators, educational and clinical administrators, unit managers, students attending CE programs, and students in nursing education graduate programs. Key Features: Revises and expands upon AJN Book of the Year Award first edition Reflects knowledge gained from four years of successful experiences in teaching and learning EBP since publication of first edition Provides comprehensive and innovative strategies for mentoring and teaching EBP in education and practice scenarios Describes how to implement EBP at undergraduate levels, for second career students, and in continuing education

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials

A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing

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Author: Faculty Ad Honorarium University of Minnesota School of Nursing Minneapolis Minnesota Mary E Zaccagnini,Mary E. Zaccagnini,Assistant Curator / Librarian Kathryn White, (Ar,Kathryn Waud White

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449618936

Category: Medical

Page: 524

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Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials assists and advises current DNP students, students considering obtaining the degree, and also serves as a reference for those who have already completed a DNP program. This text is modeled after the eight DNP Essentials as outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Each section discusses the materials relevant to an element of the essentials document and helps students understand the Essentials and complete the steps necessary to fulfill the requirements of the degree.

Women's Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing

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Author: Catherine Ingram Fogel, PhD, RNC, FAAN,Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103550

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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Designated a Doody's Core Title! "[A] comprehensive resource oriented to advanced nursing students, but one that also will interest women wishing to learn more about thier health....The volume also covers nutrition, exercise, sexuality, infertility...and other chronic illnesses and disabilities. A wonderful resource. Summing up: Highly recommended." --Choice This book is the ideal tool to help graduate level nursing students expand their understanding of women's health care and wellness issues. For easy reference, Women's Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing is organized into four parts: Women and Their Lives, covering connections between women's lives and their health Frameworks for Practice, addressing health care practice with women Health Promotion, covering ways for women to promote their health and prevent many chronic diseases Threats to Health and Health Problems, addressing problems unique to women, diseases more prevalent in women, and those in which there are different risk factors Key features include: The most recently available data on selected social characteristics of women with a focus on changing population demographics Separate chapters on health issues of adolescent/young adult, midlife, and older women Chapters on preconceptional and prenatal care Chapters covering cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, sexually transmitted infections and other common infections, HIV/AIDS, and women with disabilities Lesbian health care content, which is integrated throughout