Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied Health Professions

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Paula McGee
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 1, 2009 - Medical - 280 pages
Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied Health Professions enables nurses and members of allied health professions to effectively diagnose and treat patients, in a wide variety of settings. It is especially relevant in regions where access to other health providers is limited.

This new, completely revised, third edition shows how advanced practice continues to develop in response to the impact of health service reforms, the introduction of health policies aimed at developing a patient-led service based in primary care and changes in working conditions. Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied Health Professions presents an examination of the potential for advanced practitioners, at all levels, to have a significant effect on the health of the population and provide holistic care for the sick. Practice is identified as the central and most important feature of the advanced role in nursing and allied health professions.

Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied Health Professions also considers:

  • The development of advanced practice in nursing and the allied health professions and the implications for future health and social care services;
  • Challenging professional boundaries that hinder the provision of 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 meeting healthcare needs in a diverse society;
  • Educating advanced practitioners and tracking their career development;
  • The future possibilities for advanced practice and an agenda for research.
 

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Contents

Contributors
xi
Introduction
xiii
1 The Development of Advanced Nursing Practice in the United Kingdom
1
2 UK Health Policy and Health Service Reform
15
3 Advanced Practice in Allied Health Professions
29
4 The Conceptualisation of Advanced Practice
43
5 Advanced Assessment and Differential Diagnosis
56
6 Prescribing and Advanced Practice
70
10 Pioneering New Practice
124
11 Cultural Competence in Advanced Practice
141
12 Leadership in Advanced Practice Challenging Professional Boundaries
158
13 Management Issues in Advanced Practice
177
14 The Preparation of Advanced Practitioners
192
15 The Careers of Advanced Practitioners
210
16 An International Perspective of Advanced Nursing Practice
227
17 The Future for Advanced Practice
243

7 Advanced Practice in Dietetics
81
8 Advanced Practice in Occupational Therapy
97
9 Working as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner
107

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About the author (2009)

Paula McGee is Professor of Nursing in the Faculty of Health at Birmingham City University, where she researches and teaches about advanced practice.

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