Research Output

Crossing boundaries: the role of the advanced nurse practitioner in an integrated specialist palliative care service in Scotland.

  Following international trends, increasing adoption of Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) have occurred in the United Kingdom (UK) in the face of economic drives towards cost-effectiveness and changes to the regulation of workforce such as junior doctors. However, a range of titles exist and these remain unregulated in the UK. Within a palliative care context, the challenges facing healthcare contexts are well known including elderly population demographics, rising incidences of complex and co-morbid conditions with increasing demands and complex service needs. There is limited research evidence exploring the role of the ANP in a palliative care context. Two ANPs were recently introduced to an integrated specialist palliative care context in NHS Tayside. Through funding from Macmillan Cancer Support Services, an external evaluation was commissioned and undertaken by Edinburgh Napier in order to evaluate the innovative role of the ANP in a palliative care context.

  • Type:

    Conference Paper (unpublished)

  • Publication Status:

    Unpublished

  • Library of Congress:

    RT Nursing

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    610.73 Nursing

Citation

Kennedy, C., Gray Brunton, C., Black, P., Campbell, K. & Nicol, J. Crossing boundaries: the role of the advanced nurse practitioner in an integrated specialist palliative care service in Scotland.. Paper presented at European Cancer Congress ECCO, Stockholm, Sweden. (Unpublished)

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Keywords

Advanced Nurse Practitioners; palliative care;

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