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In-hours Acute Home Visits by Advanced Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care: a qualitative study

Wells, Alison and TOLHURST, Edward (2021) In-hours Acute Home Visits by Advanced Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care: a qualitative study. British Journal of Nursing, 30 (13). ISSN 0966-0461

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Background: The extension of roles within the Primary Care Team is one approach recommended to address the shortage of GPs in the UK. A key aspect of care that Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) can undertake is acute home visits. Aim: To evaluate the perspectives of Advanced Nurse Practitioners performing acute in-hours home visits in Primary Care. Methods: The research methods consist of the collection of qualitative data in eight semi-structured interviews across a Primary Care locality which were then analysed via a process of thematic analysis. Findings: Three key themes were identified: providing holistic care; engaging with the home setting; and negotiating role ambiguity. Conclusion: Practices wishing to involve ANPs in acute home visits should ensure clear definition and good understanding of the ANP role. Effective inter-professional relationships should be fostered with appropriate mentorship and clinical supervision to support ANPs in optimising their contribution to acute home visits.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: NHS HRA ethical approval: IRAS 262612
Uncontrolled Keywords: Advanced Nurse Practitioner; holistic care; home visits; professional identity
Faculty: School of Health and Social Care > Social Work and Social Welfare
Depositing User: Edward TOLHURST
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2021 11:53
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2023 09:46

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