The value of the hospital-based nurse practitioner role: development of a team perspective framework.

Hurlock-Chorostecki, Christina, Forchuk, Cheryl, Orchard, Carole, Reeves, Scott and van Soeren, Mary (2013) The value of the hospital-based nurse practitioner role: development of a team perspective framework. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27(6), pp. 501-508. ISSN (print) 1356-1820

Full text not available from this archive.

Abstract

There is a need to understand nurse practitioner (NP) interprofessional practice within hospital teams to inform effective role integration and evolution. To begin this understanding a supplementary analysis of 30 hospital team member focus groups was carried out using constructivist grounded theory methodology. This conceptual rendering of the team members' shared perspective of NP actions provides insight into the meaning and importance of the NP role. Participants emphasized three hospital-based (HB) NP practice foci as the meaning of role value; easing others' workload, holding patient care together and evolving practice. Trust emerged as a pre-requisite condition for HB NP role efficacy. A team member perspective framework of HB NP practice is presented as the first stage in developing a model of HB NP interprofessional practice within hospitals. The framework provides multiple perspectives to the meaning and value of the HB NP role beyond basic role description. The framework may be used by healthcare professionals, operational leaders, academia and HB NPs to enhance role respect and understanding.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Health services research
Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Susan Miles
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 12:37
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 10:45
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/27450

Actions (Repository Editors)

Item Control Page Item Control Page