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

Kennedy, Catriona, Black, Patricia, Gray, Carol, Campbell, Karen and Nicol, Jackie (2011) Crossing boundaries: the role of the advanced nurse practitioner in an integrated specialist palliative care service in Scotland. In: European Cancer Congress ECCO, 22-28 Sep 2011, Stockholm, Sweden. (Unpublished)

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Advanced Nurse Practitioners; palliative care;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 610.7 Medical education, research & nursing > 610.73 Nursing
Library of Congress Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Item ID: 5589
Depositing User: Dr Carol Gray Brunton
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 11:41
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2013 14:12
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5589

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