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Book review: Introduction to Advanced Nursing Practice: An International Focus

Consultant chemotherapy nurse, Elaine Lennan reviews Introduction to Advanced Nursing Practice: An International Focus.

Introduction to Advanced Nursing Practice: An International Focus

Madrean Schober

Springer

£33.99 | 166 pp

ISBN: 9783319322032 hardcover

This book provides an overview of advanced nursing practice around the world. It examines the history of advanced nurse practitioners (ANP) and discusses their development.

It suggests the popularity of these highly knowledgeable and skilled roles is a response to the increasingly complex yet diverse needs of healthcare providers. However, the global response to healthcare challenges has seen these roles develop in different ways.

The book provides an examination of the training and professional requirements in several countries and illustrates practice with clear case studies. It offers commentary on key skills such as history taking, physical examinations and prescribing.

Finally, it discusses the need for these roles and calls for ongoing research into their impact on patient care.

This book delivers exactly what the title suggests, and will be of interest to nurses looking to develop ANP roles. However, it will be of most interest to those developing curricula or researching ANP roles. It will of course date quickly.

At £33.99 I think it will be a library book rather than a ‘must have’ publication for an individual nurse.


Reviewed by Dr Elaine Lennan, consultant chemotherapy nurse

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