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Advanced Clinical Practice in Nursing: Principles and Practice

Advanced Clinical Practice in Nursing: Principles and Practice

Frank Coffey (Editor), Dianne Bowskill (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-17614-9

Jan 1991, Wiley-Blackwell

272 pages

Select type: Paperback


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Advanced Clinical Practice in Nursing is the must-have companion for trainee and newly qualified Advanced Practitioners in nursing and allied health. Written by highly experienced practitioners and educators, the book elucidates the process of becoming an Advanced Practitioner and unravels the network of factors that affect Advanced Practice in the current health and social care system.



Chapter 1 – Inside Advanced Practice.

Chapter 2 – The Life Sciences in Advanced Practice.

Chapter 3 - The Principles of Patient Assessment in Advanced Practice.


Chapter 4 – Decision Making and Incorporating Evidence into Advanced Practice.


Chapter 5 - Prescribing Therapy in Advanced Practice.


Chapter 6 – The Accountable Advanced Practitioner.



Chapter 7 – Educational Assessment Methods in M Level Advanced Practice.

Part 2 - Case Studies (with critical commentary).

10 -15 case studies taken from a variety of health service contexts - primary, secondary, tertiary and from a range of diagnostic categories. Each case will use the same model of presentation as follows:

  • A brief introduction into the service context and AP’s role.
  • A summary of the patient’s journey.
  • Consultation and history, physical/mental health examination, investigations, interpretations of results, differentiated diagnosis, treatment (diagnosis and treatment or referral to appropriate services)
  • Evaluation/audit of treatment
  • Final outcome for the episode of care considered.