Author: Lalor, J.


Factors Influencing Advanced Practitioners’ Ability to Enact Leadership: A Case Study within Irish Healthcare

Aim: To report the factors that influence clinical specialists’ and advanced nurse practitioners’ ability to enact their clinical and professional leadership roles; findings from the SCAPE study. Background: The importance of leadership for specialist and advanced practitioners is highlighted in the international literature and is considered an important factor in the provision of improved patient […]

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The Identification of Clinical and Professional Leadership Activities of Advanced Practitioners: Findings from the Specialist Clinical and Advanced Practitioner Evaluation Study in Ireland

Aim: To report a case study that identifies how leadership is enacted by advanced practitioners in nursing and midwifery and differentiates between clinical and professional leadership in advanced practice. Background: A national evaluation of advanced practitioners in nursing and midwifery was commissioned to inform policy makers’ decision-making about future developments in Ireland. Leadership is a […]

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A National Cross-Sectional Study Measuring Predictors for Improved Service User Outcomes Across Clinical Nurse or Midwife Specialist, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Control Sites

Aim: The aim was to identify key patient outcomes and to compare these outcomes across services that employed clinical specialists (either nurse or midwife) or advanced nurse practitioners with matched, non post‐holding services. Background: In nursing and evaluation research, it is recognized that, further patient outcome studies, which measure and evaluate the impact of the […]

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Differences Between Clinical Specialist and Advanced Practitioner Clinical Practice, Leadership, and Research Roles, Responsibilities, and Perceived Outcomes (the SCAPE study)

Aim: To report a study designed comparing the roles, responsibilities, and perceived outcomes of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Clinical Midwife Specialists, and Advanced Nurse Practitioners in Ireland. Background: A clinical career pathway that encompasses progression from staff nurse or midwife through clinical specialist to advanced practitioner level was introduced in Ireland in 2000. Such roles are common internationally, […]

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