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This article identifies and describes historical antecedents, cornerstone documents, and legislative acts that served to set the stage for today, laying the groundwork for an expanded role for advanced practice nurses in the 21 st century. Citation: Keeling, A. South , Harrison Narcotic Act.
Professor Catriona Kennedy c. Catherine Walsh Editor. Nancy Preston Editor. Bridget Johnston Editor. This chapter explores contemporary issues around advanced practice nursing roles and their contributions to palliative care. Our approach here is to consider advanced practice as a generic term which includes clinical nurse specialist and advanced nurse practitioner roles.
Expanded role of nursing is the responsibility assumed by a nurse within field of practice autonomy. It is the scope of nursing services outside the hospital. Expanded roles 1. Specialty practice that provides services to workers, worker populations and community groups. Delivers health and safety programmes. Palliation and rehabilitation.
This can involve taking on new roles or delegating roles and responsibilities. Expanded practice can occur within any nursing or midwifery role. Research indicates that expanded nursing and midwifery practice results in better patient outcomes, enhanced outcomes for healthcare staff and improved service quality and development. Expanded practice should occur in the context of quality person-centred safe care, service needs and national policy. Nurses and midwives have demonstrated their willingness to expand their practice through continuing professional development, and through specialist and advanced roles.
Registered nurses use nursing knowledge and complex nursing judgment to assess health needs and provide care, and to advise and support people to manage their health. They practise independently and in collaboration with other health professionals, perform general nursing functions, and delegate to and direct enrolled nurses, health care assistants and others. They provide comprehensive assessments to develop, implement, and evaluate an integrated plan of health care, and provide interventions that require substantial scientific and professional knowledge, skills and clinical decision making. Registered nurses may practise in a variety of clinical contexts depending on their educational preparation and practice experience. Registered nurses may also use this expertise to manage, teach, evaluate and research nursing practice.