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Australian nurse practitioner practice: value adding through clinical reflexivity


Woods, M and Murfet, G, Australian nurse practitioner practice: value adding through clinical reflexivity, Nursing Research and Practice Article 829593. ISSN 2090-1429 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2015 M. Woods and G. Murfet Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

DOI: doi:10.1155/2015/829593


The role of the Australian Nurse Practitioner (NP) is in its infancy and at a crossroads where extensive research demonstrates effective quality care and yet the role remains underrecognised and underutilised.The translation of practice into "value" is critical for the sustainability of NP roles and requires the practitioner to adopt a systematic method of inquiry. Kimís (1999) "Critical Reflective Inquiry" (CRI) method was adapted by two Australian NPs who specialise in diabetes and chronic disease management. Kim highlights the intent of CRI as understanding the meaning of practice, delivering improvements to practice through selfreflection, and the critique of practice that can lead to practice changes and development of new models of care translated to "products" of value. Based on the thematically analysis of 3 years of CRI application, the authors formed 5 headings that represented the NPís practice as Specialised Care Access, Complications and Diagnostics Interventions, Pharmaceutical Treatment, Vulnerable Populations, and Leadership. The utility of CRI demonstrates how NP practice is integral to a continuous cycle of addressing health care services gaps, and the conversion of "products" into "value" and positions the NP to assimilate the role of the practitioner-researcher.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:nurse practitioner, critical reflective inquiry, value
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Sub-acute care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Woods, M (Dr Michelle Woods)
ID Code:98589
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2015-02-19
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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