Leading Diverse Groups: Creating a Multidisciplinary, Advanced Practice Team

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148081
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Leading Diverse Groups: Creating a Multidisciplinary, Advanced Practice Team
Abstract:
Leading Diverse Groups: Creating a Multidisciplinary, Advanced Practice Team
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Stuckey, Mary Lynn, RN, BScN, MScN, ACNP, CON(c)
P.I. Institution Name:St. Michael's Hospital
Title:Manager/Advanced Practice Nurse
In order to effectively care for the ever rising needs of complex patients, advanced practitioners must be utilized to their full potential. Advanced Nursing Practice roles such as the Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Nurse Practitioner, have appeared in both the literature and in health care organizations for some two decades. The competencies for these roles require graduate preparation, advanced theoretical knowledge, and the integration of empirical and experiential foundations. In the province of Ontario the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) supports 23 disciplines of allied health professionals to practice within the full scope of their roles. As a result, this legislation legitimizes role autonomy within areas of practice that may overlap with traditional medical boundaries. Nursing leaders can provide mentoring and a professional environment for advanced practice teams. At our institution a team of advanced practitioners consisting of three masters-prepared nurses, two PharmD pharmacists and one masters-prepared dietitian was created. Using the concept of the five domains of practice from the advanced nursing practice literature, these multidisciplinary advanced practitioners define their specialty patient population and focus research, education, leadership and scholarly activities on their clinical specialty. In order to facilitate the development of these new roles, monthly group and individual meetings are held to review the literature, share and discuss implementation strategies, and develop evaluation criteria. With the acuity of patients increasing, there is a greater need for our care providers to function at an advanced level of competence. This model demonstrates one approach in which nursing leadership has facilitated this process.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLeading Diverse Groups: Creating a Multidisciplinary, Advanced Practice Teamen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148081-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Leading Diverse Groups: Creating a Multidisciplinary, Advanced Practice Team</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Stuckey, Mary Lynn, RN, BScN, MScN, ACNP, CON(c)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Michael's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Manager/Advanced Practice Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">stuckeyml@smh.toronto.on.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In order to effectively care for the ever rising needs of complex patients, advanced practitioners must be utilized to their full potential. Advanced Nursing Practice roles such as the Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Nurse Practitioner, have appeared in both the literature and in health care organizations for some two decades. The competencies for these roles require graduate preparation, advanced theoretical knowledge, and the integration of empirical and experiential foundations. In the province of Ontario the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) supports 23 disciplines of allied health professionals to practice within the full scope of their roles. As a result, this legislation legitimizes role autonomy within areas of practice that may overlap with traditional medical boundaries. Nursing leaders can provide mentoring and a professional environment for advanced practice teams. At our institution a team of advanced practitioners consisting of three masters-prepared nurses, two PharmD pharmacists and one masters-prepared dietitian was created. Using the concept of the five domains of practice from the advanced nursing practice literature, these multidisciplinary advanced practitioners define their specialty patient population and focus research, education, leadership and scholarly activities on their clinical specialty. In order to facilitate the development of these new roles, monthly group and individual meetings are held to review the literature, share and discuss implementation strategies, and develop evaluation criteria. With the acuity of patients increasing, there is a greater need for our care providers to function at an advanced level of competence. This model demonstrates one approach in which nursing leadership has facilitated this process.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:40:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:40:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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