Perspectives on prescribing: pioneers' narratives and advice.

  title={Perspectives on prescribing: pioneers' narratives and advice.},
  author={Ann Hales},
  journal={Perspectives in psychiatric care},
  volume={38 3},
  • Ann Hales
  • Published 2002 in Perspectives in psychiatric care
PURPOSE To recount "pearls of wisdom" concerning prescriptive privileges of the psychiatric nursing pioneers. METHODS A thematic analysis of documented "stories" from 32 psychiatric APNs concerning acquisition of and having prescriptive privileges. FINDINGS A thematic analysis of psychiatric APN stories revealed five major themes related to prescriptive authority: acquisition of knowledge, professional and patient relationships, legislative logistics, balance within the role, and management… CONTINUE READING