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dc.contributor.authorMcMillan, Sara S
dc.contributor.authorEmmerton, Lynne
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:39:27Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:39:27Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T22:58:09Z
dc.identifier.issn1551-7411
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.sapharm.2012.09.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/50544
dc.description.abstractBackground: Nurse practitioners (NPs) are independent health professionals with prescribing rights, and have recently established primary care roles in pharmacies. Objective: To describe the roles of pharmacy-based NPs in Australia. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were undertaken onsite or by telephone, with 28 staff of all 9 Revive NP Clinics in Western Australia. Participants comprised NPs representing 6 practices and pharmacy staff of all 9 practices. Questions explored the NPs' scope of practice and staff collaboration. Data are descriptively reported. Results: The NPs undertook a range of services, including medication prescribing according to clinical guidelines, provision and ordering of diagnostic services, vaccine administration and provision of medical certificates. Community pharmacists reported to continue ensuring the safe and quality use of medicines and to counsel clients. Both pharmacists and NPs provided consumer medicine information leaflets. NPs are authorized to write prescriptions for Pharmacist-Only (S3) Medicines. Conclusions: NPs' primary healthcare roles appear to complement roles of community pharmacists. Potential exists for further collaboration and interdisciplinary care in health promotion and screening services. Clarification is needed with respect to prescribing and provision of Pharmacist-Only Medicines, and offering consumer medicines leaflets.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom975
dc.relation.ispartofpageto980
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalResearch in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1115
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleNurse practitioners: An insight into their integration into Australian community pharmacies
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Elsevier Inc. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorMcMillan, Sara S.


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