This book answers these questions and is designed to offer nursing students a comprehensive introduction to and foundation in interprofessional practice. Chapters will help the student nurse understand the reasons behind the changing face and redesign of many services in health and social care, and their own role in the emerging interprofessional partnerships and teams.
Chapter 3: Multi-Professional Practice in Primary Care Nursing
Multi-Professional Practice in Primary Care Nursing
By reading this chapter you should be able to:
- identify legislative drivers for changes in the multi-professional team in primary care
- describe new and emerging roles for the nurse in the multi-professional team in primary care
- begin to develop a definition of community
- undertake a preliminary community assessment to review the fit and capacity of available services
- consider changes in the community and their impact on service delivery
- access websites to find out more about demographic changes in the community
- unify this learning to put in place a plan to facilitate your personal development needs for multi-professional working.
As society changes and notions of what constitutes a ‘community’ alter, primary care services need to realign themselves to meet different needs and expectations ...