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Innovation in nursing: nurse led models of health care are addressing service gaps


Francis, KL and Tori, KE, Innovation in nursing: nurse led models of health care are addressing service gaps, The Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Symposium 2020, February 2020, Hobart (2022) [Conference Extract]

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Innovative nursing models that address health service gaps are not only required but essential to meet future demands. Nurses and midwives are uniquely qualified to provide optimal patient care across a number of health-related environments given opportunity, education, and practice. As the largest group of healthcare professionals, the implementation of nurse-led models of health care are proving beneficial in areas of high demand or workforce shortages, particularly in rural and remote or underserviced areas. Results to date are showing improved accessibility, positive impacts on health outcomes, increased patient satisfaction, and a career pathway for nurses and midwives to work at the top of their scope of practice. Nurses and midwives are well placed to contribute effectively to what the future health care system will look like and, in most cases, lead the discussions. For this to be achieved we need to acknowledge the significant role that nurses and midwives currently play and enable them to have a collective voice as to the future of the profession. It is time to thoroughly explore the challenges and enablers for futuristic nursing models at the organisational, local and national government levels to ensure that implemented nursing models are supported and, more importantly fiscally sustainable. This presentation will discuss how innovative nurse-led models can best meet the complex patient health needs and to augment our future health care system.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Nursing, Future proofing, Workforce
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Rural and remote area health
UTAS Author:Francis, KL (Professor Karen Francis)
UTAS Author:Tori, KE (Associate Professor Kathleen Tori)
ID Code:149512
Year Published:2022 (online first 2020)
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2022-04-03
Last Modified:2022-09-01

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