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From The CriticsReviewer: Kathleen M. Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This well-thought-out book presents the most pertinent issues faced by professional nurses practicing in walk-in center settings. It incorporates the Royal College of Nursing (2008) specific domain of Practice and Competencies delineated for advanced practice nurses.
Purpose: The purpose is to explore the professional issues that affect nurses in the practice of primary care. It encompasses issues such as health promotion, leadership, and the evolving nursing practice.
Audience: The audience includes qualified practice nurses, walk-in center staff, and nurses pursuing a degree as community specialists.
Features: The first part of the book focuses on setting the scene for practice and walk-in center nursing and the second part focuses on the domains of practice. The book identifies professional issues and how they affect nursing practice. This is an ideal reference since the material is clearly presented and delineated by the Royal College of Nursing Domains of Practice.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource for nurses working to achieve a greater understanding of the professional issues affecting nursing practice and the current economic environment. Evidence-based examples are presented throughout. Previous and current practices are reviewed and explored. This book helps nurses to better understand that the practice of nursing is ever evolving.