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Description - International Council of Nurses by Madrean Schober

This book has been developed in recognition of the role played by nurses with advanced knowledge and skills in developing health care services worldwide, the evolution of new advanced practice nursing (APN) roles and innovative practice models, and the need for international guidelines. It explores international commonalities and differences in APN and addresses the key issues in practice, education, regulation, research and role/practice development, which are central to defining the distinctive nature of APN. Advanced practice nursing explores strategies for implementing APN in the context of the health care needs of each country, addresses legal and ethical challenges in advanced practice, and examines the implications, obstacles, barriers and facilitative strategies in maintaining, implementing and supporting the development of APN. This book is aimed at practitioners who are seeking to clarify the issues related to advanced practice as well as nurses looking to move into the APN role. It provides guidance in decision-making, examines the implications for liaising with other health care professionals and encourages nurses to shape their role to the needs of their practice context.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405125338
ISBN-10: 1405125330
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 157mm x 14mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Madrean Schober

Madrean Schoberis an International Healthcare Consultant; past-Chair of the ICN International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network; and International Relations Liaison for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Fadwa A. Affara is Nurse Consultant, Education and Regulation Policy undertaking consultancy work for ICN, WHO and other agencies, particularly in the field of regulation. She helped set up the Regulation Network and International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network while at the ICN.