Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing Analytical Essay by Nicky

Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing
This essay discusses issues in the evolving duties of the advanced practice nurse.
# 128743 | 2,474 words | 2 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Aug 06, 2010 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Economics (General)

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This essay discusses the position of advanced practice nurse (APN) in a stressed economy. The article explores the ethical, legal and legislative issues through a review of the book "Health Care Dollars and Regulatory Sense: The Role of Advanced Practice Nursing" by Barbara Safriet. It finds that the nurse practitioner role must not become one of a surrogate physician or psychiatrist, but must remain true to the nurturing role of the nurse and emphasize the special nature of this relationship while still providing comprehensive primary care provision.

From the Paper:

"APN utilization has evolved steadily over the past 50 or so years. APNs are often characterized as relatively autonomous health care providers who have advanced practice education and rights in accordance with the region, where they practice health care. Yet, as Safriet claims these rights to practice vary considerably from place to place and are unduly slanted toward oversight rather than logical conclusive use of APNS as equal and important members of the care team."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Burgener, S. C., & Moore S. J. (May-June, 2002) The role of advanced practice nurses in community settings. Nursing Economics 20 (3) 102-108.
  • Safriet, B. J. (July 1992) Health Care Dollars and Regulatory Sense: The Role of Advanced Practice Nursing, Yale Journal on Regualtion. 9 (2) 418-487.

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