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:
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.
'The content is accessible and easy to follow, with a clearly defined structure. There is an introduction to the nature of advanced practice and a discussion of the clinical skills involved in consultation, care planning and decision making, and how these relate to advance practice roles[…] There are also reflective activities throughout the text that relate directly to theory and practice.' - Brian Burke, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Nursing Standard
‘What has been missing for many is the opportunity to develop professional and managerial skills which will allow them to facilitate change and impact on health service policy and provision in their area of practice. This book addresses the professional skills and knowledge needed by these practitioners to ensure they can function effectively and efficiently in the variety of healthcare settings in which they practice, and consequently empower them to develop healthcare services which truly meet the needs of their service users. This text will be an essential resource for those already working in the advanced practice setting but will also inspire the nurse practitioners of the future. I certainly wish this text had been available to support me in my role development 20 years ago!’ – Theresa Porrett, PhD, MSc, RN, Nurse Consultant in Coloproctology and Clinical Director, North East London Bowel Cancer Screening Centre, UK.
'This title is well written and appears to be well-referenced. What is particularly pleasing is the standard layout adopted by all of the contributors, making it easier for the reader to navigate the book. The use of learning outcomes listed at the beginning of each chapter is particularly helpful.' - Phil Jevon, Medical Education Multi Professional Skills Manager, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Manor Hospital, UK.
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