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Adult patients' perceptions of family nurse practitioners as providers of primary health care
Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) are registered nurses who complete advanced nursing education and training in diagnosing and managing acute and chronic illnesses, as well as prescribing and monitoring medications, ...
The routine screening practices of nurse practitioners for autism in children
Autism, a severe disorder of development, is becoming increasingly common among children. The prevalence of autism is estimated to be 1 in 150 children (Johnson & Myers, 2007) and the incidence is on the rise. Autism can ...
How do advanced practice nurses promote medication compliance in the elderly?
Background: The elderly are the fastest growing segment of the population and there are high degrees of chronicity associated with the aging process. Inappropriate prescribing to elderly patients is increasing. It is not ...
Identification and diagnosis of depression by nurse practitioners
Primary care providers treating patients in clinic settings are increasingly being called upon to treat depressed patients. Several techniques and diagnostic tools have been developed in recent decades to aid in diagnosing ...