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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156802
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Care of Frail Older Adults: A Role for Nurse Practitioners in New Zealand
Abstract:
Care of Frail Older Adults: A Role for Nurse Practitioners in New Zealand
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Boyd, Michal, RN, NP, MSN, ND
P.I. Institution Name:Auckland University of Technology
Title:Dr
The role of Nurse Practitioner with prescribing rights is a relatively recent development in New Zealand. The first legal recognition of this role occurred in 2002. One particular scope of practice that has been developed is a Nurse Practitioner working with highly complex older adults in the community. Frailty and chronic illness challenge the healthcare system because it has traditionally focused on acute episodic illness. Advanced Nurse Practitioner skills are well suited to care for older adults with high needs because it incorporates a holistic nursing viewpoint. The Nurse Practitioner works in partnership with the inter-professional team and provides holistic gerontologic assessment and coordination of care for clients and their families. They are skilled in the detection and intervention of physical health decline, medication concerns, social isolation, functional deterioration and mental health issues thereby helping to increase quality of life for frail older adults. Research has shown that nurse practitioner care increases patient satisfaction, quality of care, and is very cost effective through reduction of acute care utilization. This presentation will describe an update of the New Zealand Nurse Practitioner and describe the role in aged care primary health. Outcome data regarding this new role in the New Zealand context will be presented. This includes data about the implementation of the role, common interventions and pre and post intervention health care utilization statistics of older adult Nurse Practitioner clients.
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.titleCare of Frail Older Adults: A Role for Nurse Practitioners in New Zealanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156802-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Care of Frail Older Adults: A Role for Nurse Practitioners in New Zealand</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Boyd, Michal, RN, NP, MSN, ND</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Auckland University of Technology</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Dr</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">michal.boyd@aut.ac.nz</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The role of Nurse Practitioner with prescribing rights is a relatively recent development in New Zealand. The first legal recognition of this role occurred in 2002. One particular scope of practice that has been developed is a Nurse Practitioner working with highly complex older adults in the community. Frailty and chronic illness challenge the healthcare system because it has traditionally focused on acute episodic illness. Advanced Nurse Practitioner skills are well suited to care for older adults with high needs because it incorporates a holistic nursing viewpoint. The Nurse Practitioner works in partnership with the inter-professional team and provides holistic gerontologic assessment and coordination of care for clients and their families. They are skilled in the detection and intervention of physical health decline, medication concerns, social isolation, functional deterioration and mental health issues thereby helping to increase quality of life for frail older adults. Research has shown that nurse practitioner care increases patient satisfaction, quality of care, and is very cost effective through reduction of acute care utilization. This presentation will describe an update of the New Zealand Nurse Practitioner and describe the role in aged care primary health. Outcome data regarding this new role in the New Zealand context will be presented. This includes data about the implementation of the role, common interventions and pre and post intervention health care utilization statistics of older adult Nurse Practitioner clients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:09:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:09:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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