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The benefits of ‘Advanced Clinical Practice’ (ACP) for key stakeholders. A systematic, mixed-method, literature review.

Scott, Vikki-Jo (2021) 'The benefits of ‘Advanced Clinical Practice’ (ACP) for key stakeholders. A systematic, mixed-method, literature review.' British Journal of Nursing. ISSN 0142-0372 (Submitted)

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Aim: To identify research that had been conducted in UK settings with regard to the positive impact or potential benefits of ‘Advanced Clinical Practice’, so that the evidence base for key stakeholders in this field could be evaluated. Method: Mixed method systematic literature review to inform a narrative interpretive synthesis. Findings: 44 papers of mixed quality were identified that had used a range of methodology. Convenience sampling was a common feature with use of self-report from sub-sets of the diverse ACP community. There was an absence of longitudinal research, particularly that might evidence outcome measures such as cost effectiveness. Consensus could be found regarding the definition, barriers, and facilitators of ACP; that it can be split into ‘substitution’ and ‘supplementation’ roles, and that the clinical practice element of the role dominates. Variation is evident in the training and education, scope of practice, and regulation of ACP. Conclusion: This creates challenges for the effective implementation of ACP and realisation of its benefits for key stakeholders.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Submitted upon request by journal associate editor as part of the Advanced Clinical Practice series
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education; Advanced Clinical Practice; ACP; Advanced Nursing Practice; Continuing Professional Development
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2021 09:10
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:21

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