Advanced Practice Nurses: A Case Study

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The purpose of this study was to subjectively examine how medicinal specialists should negotiate with APNs (advanced practice nurses) while working together as a team in order to be transformative. Participants consisted of members of a collaborative health-care team (5 physicians and 8 APNS ranging from 29 to51 years) located in a Midwestern suburban area, serving at 40 nursing homes. Sixty to ninety minute length semi-structured interviews were administered to five MDs and eight APNs with open-ended questions. The relative strengths and weaknesses of their association also was examined, along with how each addressed the deficiencies they experienced in their working relationship with the other. The interview protocol elicited detailed accounts
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