With nurse practitioners, who needs house officers ?
The boundaries between the work of doctors and that of nurses are changing, with nurses taking over important parts of junior hospital doctors'clinical work.
In 1993 an exploratory study was carried out to identify the professional, educational, and management issues that such developments raise.
Interviews were carried out with a range of stake-holders in three innovatory posts in which nurses were doing much ofthe clinical work of house officers.
A complex picture of perceived benefits and problems for patients, junior doctors, and nurses emerged.
These seemed to be associated with (a) the extent to which the contribution of professional nursing was valued in the new role and (b) the amount of clinical discretion which the postholder was allowed, this depending on the type of preparatory education provided and the management of the post.
The study points to the need for strategic issues-such as the development of appropriate education and the professional recognition ofthese new clinical roles - to be addressed at a national and regional level.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Infirmier, Profession, Formation professionnelle, Rôle professionnel
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Nurse, Profession, Occupational training, Occupational role
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0466651
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.