The emergency nurse practitioner role in major accident and emergency departments: professional issues and the research agenda

Tye, Christopher C. (1997) The emergency nurse practitioner role in major accident and emergency departments: professional issues and the research agenda. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 26(2), pp. 364-370. ISSN (print) 0309-2402

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Abstract

The emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) is a rapidly developing role within emergency health care provision in the United Kingdom (UK). This paper explores some of the available literature concerning the development of the role in the context of major accident and emergency departments. The professional and legal implications of this shift in role boundaries are discussed. The current inconsistencies in educational provision and the potential consequences for practice in this area, are highlighted. The relative plethora of rigorous evaluation studies of ENP role effectiveness in North America, is contrasted with the current paucity of empirical data available in the UK. A number of methodological issues concerning the evaluation of ENP services are identified. The need for research in this area, alongside a programme of continuing local audit to guide and inform evidence-based practice, is emphasized.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: emergency nurse practitioner, accident and emergency, professional issues, research, patient satisfaction
Research Area: Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)
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Depositing User: Kim Forbes
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2010 11:55
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/2430

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