Competencies and scope of practice of nurse practitioners in primary health care: a scoping review protocol

Schlunegger, Margarithe Charlotte; Aeschlimann, Simona; Palm, Rebecca; Zumstein-Shaha, Maya (2021). Competencies and scope of practice of nurse practitioners in primary health care: a scoping review protocol JBI Evidence Synthesis, 19(4), pp. 899-905. Wolters Kluwer Health 10.11124/JBIES-20-00554

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OBJECTIVE: The objective of this scoping review is to explore existing literature about nurse practitioners' competencies and scope of practice in primary health care in order to examine and conceptually map the evidence and identify gaps in the literature. INTRODUCTION: To meet growing health care needs, current primary health care models have expanded to include nurse practitioners. The integration of nurse practitioners in primary health care is challenging. This is mainly due to the lack of a unified definition of the role, competencies, or clear criteria to determine scope of practice. INCLUSION CRITERIA: This scoping review will consider studies addressing nurse practitioner practice in primary health care. The focus lies on nurse practitioner competencies (eg, core competencies or practice activities) and scope of practice (eg, areas of responsibility or legally defined professional boundaries). Studies that were conducted in primary health care settings in rural, urban, and suburban regions where nurse practitioners are employed will be included. METHODS: Studies published in English, German, or French from 1965 to present will be considered. The databases to be searched include PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science, and PsycINFO. Sources of unpublished studies and gray literature to be searched will include ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, OpenGrey, and websites of national nurse practitioner organizations. Retrieval of full-text studies and data extraction will be performed independently by two reviewers. The extracted data will be presented in tables or graphs, with an accompanying narrative summary.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

School of Health Professions
School of Health Professions > Nursing
School of Health Professions > Nursing > Field of Innovation - Healthcare Personnel Skills and Development

Name:

Schlunegger, Margarithe Charlotte0000-0002-5410-4951;
Aeschlimann, Simona;
Palm, Rebecca and
Zumstein-Shaha, Maya0000-0003-4253-3123

ISBN:

2689-8381 (Electronic) 2689-8381 (Linking)

Publisher:

Wolters Kluwer Health

Projects:

[UNSPECIFIED] PASSiON

Language:

English

Submitter:

Luca Federico

Date Deposited:

19 Jan 2022 11:40

Last Modified:

19 Jan 2022 11:41

Publisher DOI:

10.11124/JBIES-20-00554

Related URLs:

PubMed ID:

33720111

Additional Information:

Notes: Schlunegger, Margarithe Charlotte Aeschlimann, Simona Palm, Rebecca Zumstein-Shaha, Maya eng Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't JBI Evid Synth. 2021 Apr;19(4):899-905. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-20-00554. Custom 1: 2021/03/16 Date: 2021

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Delivery of Health Care Humans *Nurse Practitioners Primary Health Care Review Literature as Topic *Scope of Practice

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.16255

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/16255

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