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Advanced Nursing Practice: Changing Healthcare in a Changing World

This book provides a welcome and timely synopsis of the literature about advanced nursing practice

This book provides a welcome and timely synopsis of the literature about advanced nursing practice.

The early chapters give an overview of the evolution of advanced nursing practice from UK and international perspectives. They also provide a fascinating insight into the evidence base for, and history of, the advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) role.

The chapter on education will be of particular interest to those undertaking studies and running courses.

The chapters concerning advanced assessment, clinical decision making and non-medical prescribing are well written and engaging, with the provision of several case studies to highlight the themes under discussion.

However, because each chapter is written by a different contributor, there is some repetition of themes and content, most notably in the early sections.

The part on career progression, which includes interviews with several ANPs, helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice. The range of specialties will inspire staff working towards ANP roles.

I would recommend the book to university libraries, researchers and academics, and to staff aspiring to be ANPs. Other readers may find the book best to dip in and out of, or as a reference guide.

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