Healthy communities: A natural ally for community-oriented primary care

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst Center, Massachusetts, United States
American Journal of Public Health (Impact Factor: 4.55). 10/2003; 93(9):1379-80; author reply 1380. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.93.9.1379
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    ABSTRACT: To present an interdisciplinary, community-oriented primary care nursing model that effectively draws upon the strengths of advanced practice nurses (APNs), both nurse practitioners and community health nurses. Articles in professional nursing journals, international data sources, and the clinical experiences of the authors, both domestic and international. The model, developed domestically, was utilized successfully by APNs internationally in a medical mission endeavor in rural Haiti. Many partners, domestic and Haitian, worked as an interdisciplinary team to deliver quality health care to an impoverished population. Graduate nursing students participated in the program, which offered opportunities and challenges for both novice and expert nurses. Nurse practitioners, community health nurses, and nursing faculty members can use this model to enhance their professional practice. They can learn that clients can be optimally cared for whether the community served is domestic or international. Nursing faculty can teach graduate nursing students about the value of partnerships and collaboration.
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