Personal Perception of the Advanced Practice Role
My understanding of the advanced practice role is that it refers to modified codes of practice within the nursing profession. As such, I believe that the advanced practice role is a guideline within the nursing practice, which governs the modern practice.
Definition of the Advanced Practice Nursing
According to Barker, there has been confusion concerning the definitional distinction between ‘advanced practice nursing’ and the ‘advanced nursing practice’. Certainly, this has brought some misunderstandings. To clear the air, he defines advanced practice nursing as,
Any form of nursing intervention, which influences the healthcare outcomes for the individuals or populations (Barker, 2009).
He further specifies some of the interventions for the nurses. Ideally, these responses include the direct care of the individual patients and Continue reading...