An investigation of barriers and enablers to advanced nursing roles in Australian general practice

McKenna, Lisa, Halcomb, Elizabeth, Lane, Riki, Zwar, Nicholas and Russell, Grant (2015) An investigation of barriers and enablers to advanced nursing roles in Australian general practice. Collegian, 22 2: 183-189. doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2015.02.003


Author McKenna, Lisa
Halcomb, Elizabeth
Lane, Riki
Zwar, Nicholas
Russell, Grant
Title An investigation of barriers and enablers to advanced nursing roles in Australian general practice
Journal name Collegian   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1322-7696
1876-7575
Publication date 2015-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.colegn.2015.02.003
Open Access Status
Volume 22
Issue 2
Start page 183
End page 189
Total pages 7
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Over the past decade, there has been substantial increase in nurses' roles in primary health care, particularly in general practice settings. Simultaneously, there has been an expansion of advanced roles for nurses across a range of clinical environments. This paper draws upon findings from a study that sought to develop a framework to support development of advanced nursing roles in general practice. It presents findings from one part of that study that explored barriers and facilitators to the development of these roles. Twenty-three key leaders from nursing, general practice and professional organisations participated in semi-structured interviews. Data were analysed using thematic analysis. A range of factors was identified as key to developing advanced roles in general practice. These included increasing awareness and attractiveness of practice nursing, health reform activities, practice limitations, education and professional development.Understanding complex systems and workforce issues is required to promote active intervention that can facilitate development of advanced nursing roles in Australian general practice.
Keyword Advanced roles
Barriers
Enablers
General practice
Nursing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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