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

Journal Article


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.

UOW Authors


  •   Mckenna, Lisa (external author)
  •   Halcomb, Elizabeth
  •   Lane, Riki (external author)
  •   Zwar, Nicholas Arnold. (external author)
  •   Russell, Grant (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Mckenna, L., Halcomb, E., Lane, R., Zwar, N. & Russell, G. (2015). An investigation of barriers and enablers to advanced nursing roles in Australian general practice. Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, 22 (2), 183-189.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84930481732

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2792

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 183

End Page


  • 189

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

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.

UOW Authors


  •   Mckenna, Lisa (external author)
  •   Halcomb, Elizabeth
  •   Lane, Riki (external author)
  •   Zwar, Nicholas Arnold. (external author)
  •   Russell, Grant (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Mckenna, L., Halcomb, E., Lane, R., Zwar, N. & Russell, G. (2015). An investigation of barriers and enablers to advanced nursing roles in Australian general practice. Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, 22 (2), 183-189.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84930481732

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2792

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 183

End Page


  • 189

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands