Table of Contents

Introduction: Developments in the role of the advanced nursing practitioner - a personal perspective; PART ONE: Understanding advanced practice: the theoretical perspective; Advanced nursing practice - an historical perspective; Perspectives on advanced practice - an educationalist's view; The search for meaning in advanced nursing practice; Advanced practice in mental health nursing - developing the core; Commentary; PART TWO: Exploring advanced practice - the research perspective; Exploring new roles in nursing - a researcher's perspective; Advanced practice - the advanced practitioner perspective; Advanced nursing practice - lessons from the province of Ontario, Canada; A conceptual framework for advanced practice - an action research project operationalizing an advanced practitioner/consultant nurse role; Commentary; PART THREE: Developing advanced practice - the practice perspective; Evaluation and evolution - the contribution of the advanced practitioner to cancer care; A community hospital perspective on advanced nursing practice; Advanced nursing practice in a culture of mental health nursing; Developing a framework for practice - a clinical perspective; Commentary; PART FOUR: Advancing practice - the professional development perspective; Advanced practice and the reflective nurse: developing knowledge out of practice; Knowing and realizing advanced practice through guided reflection; Using portfolios to advance practice; Therapeutic use of self - a component of advanced nursing practice; Education for the advanced practitioner; Commentary; Advancing practice - a guide for the perplexed


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About the authors

Paul Fulbrook

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Research, The Institute of Health and Community Studies, Bournemouth University, UK

Gary Rolfe

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Lecturer, School of Health Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK