The increasing demand for healthcare services is placing great strain on healthcare systems throughout the world. Although the older population is increasing worldwide, there is a marked deficit in the number of persons trained in geriatrics. It is now recognized that early detection and treatment of geriatric conditions (e.g., frailty, sarcopenia, falls, anorexia of aging, and cognitive decline) will delay or avert the development of disability. At the same time, recent years have seen an increased interest and use of advanced practice nurses (APN). Models of best practices of supervision and collaboration have been promulgated by many organizations. APN’s roles and scope of practice have been expanded in many countries and the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare systems have improved. Nevertheless, in older people, evidence of advanced practice roles remains scattered, and there is little synthesis of evidence, and therefore it is not easy to visualize the different practice models and their components. The aim of this paper is to explain the need for advanced practice nurses to manage geriatric conditions.
Fougère, B., Lagourdette, C., Abele, P., Resnick, B., Rantz, M., Kam Yuk Lai, C., Chen, Q., Moyle, W., Vellas, B., & Morley, J.E. (2018). Involvement of Advanced Practice Nurse in the management of geriatric conditions: examples from different countries. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 22(4), 463-470.View the PDF