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The impact of [corrected] expanded nursing practice on professional identify in Denmark.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23059718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: This article explores the concept of professional identity of Danish nurses working in an expanded practice. The case study explores the experiences of a small group of Danish nurses with a new professional category that reaches into a domain that customarily belonged to physicians. The aim of this case study was to explore the impact of "nurse consultations," representing an expanded nursing role, of 5 nurses focusing on their perception of autonomy, self-esteem, and confidence.
METHODS: The case study used semistructured interviews with 5 participants triangulated and validated with participant observations, a focus group interview, and theoretically derived insights.
FINDINGS: This study indicates that nurses working within a new expanded professional practice see themselves as still engaged in nursing and not as substitute physicians. The study also suggests that the involved nurses gained a higher sense of autonomy, self-esteem, and confidence in their practice. These elements have a positive impact on their professional identity.
CONCLUSION: The research demonstrates that for the nurses involved in expanded professional practice, the boundaries of professional practice have shifted significantly. The research indicates that an expanded practice generates a new domain within the professional identity of nurses.
Karin Piil; Raymond Kolbæk; Goetz Ottmann; Bodil Rasmussen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nurse specialist CNS     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1538-9782     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nurse Spec     Publication Date:    2012 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  2012-12-13     Revised Date:  2013-01-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709115     Medline TA:  Clin Nurse Spec     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-35     Citation Subset:  N    
Author Affiliations: Outpatient Clinic of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Clinical Nursing Research
Focus Groups
Middle Aged
Nurse Practitioners / psychology*
Nurse's Role / psychology*
Nursing Methodology Research
Professional Autonomy*
Qualitative Research
Referral and Consultation
Self Concept*
Self Efficacy
Erratum In:
Clin Nurse Spec. 2013 Jan-Feb;27(1):43

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