APNA's definition of primary health care nursing covers health, scope of practice, primary health care, roles and settings. We also explore general practice nursing and Phillips et al. six roles of the general practice nurse.
Mentoring & Leadership for Nurses Working in General Practice
During our participation in the 2013 Nursing in General Practice (NiGP) Demonstration Project, Illawarra Shoalhaven Medicare Local identified the need to improve engagement with nurses to enhance primary care nurse leadership and mentoring. To meet this need, leadership education was provided in collaboration with professional and academic partners. Additionally, a mentoring circle model reduced nurse isolation and facilitated knowledge and skills sharing. The mentoring circle brought together a group of highly motivated nurses from across the region. The networking meetings have helped reduce feelings of isolation and have empowered nurses to enhance their roles and identify the potential for change and improvement in their clinical setting.
Presented by Pilar Otero