Tell Us What You Think about Patient Engagement

In a recent article for nurse practitioners, Bringing Patient Engagement Out of Hiding May Require More Outlaw APRNs, Dr. Eileen T. O’Grady discusses the need for patients to be their own advocates in health care and the role APRNs should play in encouraging that engagement.

QUESTION:
As a nurse practitioner, what do you see as your role in patient engagement? Do you employ strategies to encourage patient partnering, and if so, what?

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Nurse Practitioner Conference: May 14-18, 2013 – Florida

National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners 2013 Annual Conference
May 14-18, 2013 – Clearwater Beach, FL

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NP News: Removing Barriers to Quality Primary Care

The Spring 2013 issue of Nurse Practitioner World News is now online. In it, you will find news articles for Nurse Practitioners, including:

Removing Barriers to Quality Primary Care
By Mary Carole McMann, MPH

Andrea Brassard, RN, DNSc, MPH, FNP, is the strategic policy advisor for the Center to Champion Nursing in America at the AARP Public Policy Institute. In this role, she has worked to educate the public about the optimum scope of practice for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). In 2011, she…

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Practice Management Article: Role of the Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner

The Spring 2013 issue of Practice Management is now online. In it, you will find practice management articles of interest for Nurse Practitioners, including:

Role of the Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner
By Maureen Bencale, DNP, DCC, FNP-BC

The nurse practitioner (NP) role was originally envisioned in 1965 at the University of Colorado. Loretta C. Ford, EdD, and Henry Silver, MD, perceived that NPs could help control costs and improve care by expanding their nursing role to include a focus on health promotion, illness prevention, and provision…

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Nurse Practitioner Article: Polypharmacy in Senior Adults

The latest issue of American Journal for Nurse Practitioners offers a wide variety of articles of interest to nurse practitioners, including:

Polypharmacy in Senior Adults
By Linda Rounds, PhD, FNP, FAANP; Bethany A. Rappaport, MSN, GNP; and Laura L. Mallary, MA

Improvements in the accessibility and efficacy of pharmacotherapeutic options have resulted in more than half of senior adults in the United States taking three or more prescription medications regularly. This increasing medication use, in the context of the metabolic and physiologic changes of aging,…

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Tell Us What You Think about Using Mindfulness in Practice

In a recent article for nurse practitioners, Mindfulness: An Effective Coaching Tool For Improving Health, the authors Jo Lynne W. Robins, PhD, ANP-BC, AHN-C, FAANP; Laura G. Kiken, PhD, MPH; Melissa Holt, PhD; and Nancy L. McCain, DSN, FAAN discuss the benefits of mindfulness and offer recommendations on how to incorporate the practice into every day life.

QUESTION:
As a nurse practitioner, do you talk to your patients about practicing mindfulness, and if so, what does that conversation generally look like?

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Nurse Practitioner Conference: April 17-20, 2013 – Florida

NAPNAP 34th Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care
April 17-20, 2013 – Orlando, FL

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