Advanced Practice in Healthcare outlines the key components of advanced practice in which healthcare professionals are engaged. With a clear skills focus, it explores issues critical to providing effective enhanced care to patients whilst managing and negotiating the complexities of the healthcare delivery system.

Perspectives on advanced practice are illuminated throughout the text and are designed to promote the formation of new thinking in relation to practice, education and research. The text is comprised of three sections that address different aspects of advanced practice and these in turn:

  • Provide guidance on the development of clinical skills, including consultation, clinical decision making, holistic care, and the role of care planning in advanced practice.
  • Explain management skills and how to manage, negotiate and monitor the complexities of the healthcare system in order to ensure the delivery of quality patient care.
  • Clarify the professional role of the advanced practice clinician and how implementation of the role can improve the delivery of patient care.

In each chapter activities are presented that assist in the development, implementation and extension of advanced level practice. This text is especially relevant to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals practising within primary and secondary care who wish to advance their practice or clarify their roles within the context of advanced practice, particularly those undertaking masters level study.

chapter |17 pages

Introduction to Advanced Level Practice

ByCarol L. Cox, Marie C. Hill, Victoria M. Lack

part |56 pages

Clinical Skills

chapter |17 pages

Clinical Decision Making

ByElaine Cockram, Siobhan Hicks

chapter |18 pages

Consultation Skills

ByVictoria M. Lack

chapter |18 pages

Planning Care

ByRuth Walters

part |56 pages

Leadership: The Professional Role

chapter |20 pages

Clinical Effectiveness

ByNicola Whiteing

chapter |18 pages

Influencing Others

ByKathryn Waddington