National regulation in Australia: A time for standardisation in roles and titles

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dc.contributor.author Duffield, CM
dc.contributor.author Gardner, G
dc.contributor.author Chang, AM
dc.contributor.author Fry, M
dc.contributor.author Stasa, H
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:18Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.identifier.citation Collegian, 2011, 18 (2), pp. 45 - 49
dc.identifier.issn 1322-7696
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18508
dc.description.abstract Background: The past few years has seen a growth in the number of new nursing rn of the profession provides an opportunity for the profession to debate and determine some consistency in position titles, responsibilities and areas ooles and position titles in many countries, including Australia. The Australian situation is unique due to the lack of professional engagement and debate in determining the purpose of some of these new positions. Often these new roles have been poorly defined, and there is no national consistency in nomenclature. The recent move to a national nursing registration system provides an opportunity for change. Method: Discursive paper. Results: New roles arise for a number of reasons, including a change in function or title for a pre-existing role or in response to the establishment a completely new position. However, the lack of a co-ordinated approach to introduction of new roles may lead to role proliferation (the rapid increase or spread of new positions and position titles), role blurring (where the boundaries of different positions become less distinct) and role confusion (where both nurses and health system clients experience a lack of clarity regarding the precise scope of roles). Conclusion: Professional nursing practice is defined by the impact on patient outcomes, not by position titles. As such, the potential positive impact of a new role on patient outcomes should be the primary consideration when considering its introduction. National regulatiof specialty practice. © 2011 Royal College of Nursing, Australia.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.colegn.2011.01.002
dc.title National regulation in Australia: A time for standardisation in roles and titles
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Collegian
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 18
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Deakin, Australia en_US
dc.publocation Serdang, Malaysia
dc.identifier.startpage 45 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 49 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 840194
dc.personcode 107580
dc.personcode 103222
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.edition 1st
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Advanced practice
dc.description.keywords Nursing
dc.description.keywords Regulation
dc.description.keywords Roles
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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