Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

NOVIEMBRE 2013 N° 9 Volumen 16

The Contribution of the Advanced Practice Nurse as an Answer to the Changing Needs in Population Health

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Goodman C, Morales Asensio JM, de la Torre-Aboki J. La contribución de la enfermera de Práctica Avanzada como respuesta a las necesidades cambiantes de salud de la población. Metas Enferm 2013; 16(9):20-25


1Claire Goodman, 2José Miguel Morales Asensio, 3Jenny de la Torre-Aboki


1Doctora. Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care. University of Hertfordshire (Reino Unido). 2Doctor en Economía de la Salud. Departamento de Enfermería y Podología. Universidad de Málaga.3Máster en Ciencias de la Enfermería. Bachelor in Nursing. Postgraduate Diploma in Rheumatology Nursing. Candidata a Doctora. Sección de Reumatología. Hospital General Universitario de Alicante.

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Claire Goodman. University of Hertfordshire. Hatfield. Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB (UK).

Contact email: c.goodman@herts.ac.uk


Practice Nurse (APN). One of the challenges is to demonstrate the additional benefits offered by their work, both to patients and their families, compared with the care received from nurses with lower experience and qualification. This article states that socio-economic factors in health determine the presence of APNs. Based on the existing research about the contribution of nurses in the management of chronic conditions, the origin of the role of APNs is also stated. The existing evidence of the effectiveness of APNs is summarized from the perspective of patients and­institution, and the manner in which the relationship between the­ ­Nursing process and care outcomes is understood.
The conclusion is suggesting that APNs need rules to organize the manner in which said role makes a clear difference in population health.


Enfermería de Práctica Avanzada (EPA); procesos crónicos; resultados en saludrevisión

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La contribución de la enfermera de Práctica Avanzada como respuesta a las necesidades cambiantes de salud de la población

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