A study of macro-, meso- and micro-barriers and enablers affecting extended scopes of practice: the case of rural nurse practitioners in Australia

A study of macro-, meso- and micro-barriers and enablers affecting extended scopes of practice: the case of rural nurse practitioners in Australia Journal Article

BMC Nursing

  • Author(s): Smith, Tony, McNeil, Karen, Mitchell, Rebecca, Boyle, Brendan, Ries, Nola
  • Published: 2019
  • Volume: 18
  • ISBN: 1472-6955

Abstract: Shortages of skills needed to deliver optimal health care in rural and remote locations raises questions about using extended scopes of practice or advanced practice models in a range of health professions. The nurse practitioner (NP) model was introduced to address health service gaps; however, its sustainability has been questioned, while other extended scope of practice roles have not progressed in Australia. This study aimed to explore the experiences and perceptions of NPs and their colleagues about barriers to and enablers of extended scope of practice and consider the relevance of the findings to other health professions.

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Smith, Tony, McNeil, Karen, Mitchell, Rebecca, Boyle, Brendan, Ries, Nola, 2019, A study of macro-, meso- and micro-barriers and enablers affecting extended scopes of practice: the case of rural nurse practitioners in Australia, Volume:18, Journal Article, viewed 16 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=14879.

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