Application of caring theory in primary care: a challenge for advanced practice.

Abstract

That caring is central to nursing is now axiomatic. But has this concept been transferred to advanced nursing practice in primary care? The following article will present reflections on the use of caring in advanced practice in primary care. It is suggested that the nurse practitioner's and other advanced practice nurses' (APNs') use of caring sets nursing's contributions to primary care apart from other providers' practice. A vision is discussed in which professional caring frames the delivery of primary care's nursing therapeutics. How-tos are suggested for delivering professional caring in today's hectic health care environment. Ways the APN can create strategies for renewing caring energy are presented.

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@article{GreenHernandez1997ApplicationOC, title={Application of caring theory in primary care: a challenge for advanced practice.}, author={Carol Green-Hernandez}, journal={Nursing administration quarterly}, year={1997}, volume={21 4}, pages={77-82} }