Advanced Practice in Healthcare: Skills for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Advanced Practice in Healthcare: Skills for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

By: Carol Cox (editor), Marie Hill (editor), Victoria Lack (editor)Paperback

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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.

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About Author

Carol L. Cox is Professor of Nursing and Advanced Clinical Practice at City University London, UK. She established the first Advanced Practice Master of Science Degree Programme there in 1997. Carol presently leads the Advanced Practice Master of Science Degree Programme at City University London, is the Research Lead in the Department of Applied Biological Sciences and also works as the Nursing Research Lead at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London. Marie C. Hill is a Senior Lecturer in Practice Nursing at City University London, UK. Her academic career at City University London spans over 10 years. Marie's expertise is in the area of developing curricula for Practice Nurses. A British Council award led to a successful collaboration between City University London, Queen Mary University of London and the Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies in St. Petersburg, Russia. Marie led the team in delivering a master's level module to Practice Nurses in St. Petersburg. Victoria M. Lack is a Senior Urgent Care Practitioner at Harrogate District Hospital, North Yorkshire, UK. She qualified as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Boston, USA and also holds a PGDip in Academic Practice. She established the MSc Primary Care Advance Practitioner route at City University London in 2005.


Introduction to Advanced Level Practice: Carol Cox, Marie Hill and Victoria Lack Section I: Clinical Skills 1. Clinical Decision Making: Elaine Cockram and Siobhan Hicks 2. Consultation Skills: Victoria Lack 3. Planning Care Including Non-medical Prescribing: Ruth Walters Section II: Management 4. Management for the Advanced Practitioner: contextualising management and its theory: Marie Hill 5. The Effective Manager: Management Skills for the Advanced Practitioner: Rosa Benato 6. Managing, Negotiating and Monitoring the Healthcare System: Jane Sumner Section III: Leadership - The Professional Role 7. Professionalisation: Carol Cox 8. Clinical Effectiveness: Nicola Whiteing 9. Influencing Others: Kathryn Waddington

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/11/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780415594318
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780415594318
  • weight: 385
  • ISBN10: 0415594316

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