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First Writing of National NP Exam - Nov 9, 2005 PDF Print
Nov 09, 2005 at 02:00 AM
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Health team fallout: cash, NPs are the problem PDF Print
Dec 15, 2005 at 02:00 AM

DECEMBER 15, 2005
VOLUME 2 NO. 21

POLICY & POLITICS

Health team fallout: cash, NPs are the problem

Ontario physicians feel pushed into FHT model and their grumblings are getting louder

The Ontario government's initiative to control primary health costs through Family Health Teams (FHTs) is being seriously questioned by the profession. The teams, made up of doctors and nurses, and using a funding mechanism based on a combination of salary and "capitation," or patient rosters, was positioned as a way to improve the quality of care, particularly for chronically ill patients. Still, when pilot programs were launched in 2001, a lot of doctors had misgivings. An editorial in the February 2002 issue of Canadian Family Physician, bearing the unambiguous title "Capitation: the wrong direction for healthcare reform," cautioned that it was a scheme designed more to save money than improve care and was based on US and UK models that were, even then, in trouble. Despite misgivings such as these, Ontario GP/FPs largely supported the setting-up of the teams and the government hoped to have 80% of all primary care doctors eventually enrolled. That optimism may be misplaced.

 

Last Updated ( Mar 25, 2007 at 11:20 AM )
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NURSE PRACTITIONER REGULATIONS APPROVED - PEI PDF Print
Feb 26, 2006 at 02:00 AM

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PEI GOVERNMENT

 

Thursday, February 16, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Health

NURSE PRACTITIONER REGULATIONS APPROVED

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI -- The Honorable Pat Binns, Premier of Prince Edward Island today announced that new Nurse Practitioner regulations have been approved for the Registered Nurses Act. Proclamation of the Act is planned for February 25, 2006. This announcement opens the door for the development of Nurse Practitioner proposals to be developed for healthcare work sites on PEI.

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Report on the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Framework PDF Print
Jun 30, 2006 at 02:00 AM

Nurse Practitioners: The Time is Now

Report on the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Framework

Last Updated ( Mar 25, 2007 at 10:24 AM )
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New primary health care site to be established in Deer Lake/White Bay PDF Print
Jul 17, 2006 at 02:00 AM
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July 17, 2006
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New primary health care site to be established in Deer Lake/White Bay

In keeping with government’s commitment to enhance the delivery of health care services to rural areas of the province, Health and Community Services Minister Tom Osborne, along with Kathy Goudie, MHA for Humber Valley, today announced that government will invest $195,000 to enhance primary health care services in the Deer Lake/White Bay area. The investment includes strengthened primary health care services in the region, along with the hiring of a full-time nurse practitioner.

Last Updated ( Mar 25, 2007 at 10:22 AM )
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Nurse practitioners lighten the load PDF Print
Aug 19, 2006 at 02:00 AM
 

Nurse practitioners lighten the load

Former Victorian Jennifer Beaveridge, who was inspired to become a nurse practitioner by her relationship with her family doctor, examines a patient at a Vancouver health centre.

Former Victorian Jennifer Beaveridge, who was inspired to become a nurse practitioner by her
relationship with her family doctor, examines a patient at a Vancouver health centre.
Photograph by : Arlen Redekop, CanWest News Service


Source: http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/story.html?id=fc50fe31-3f28-424e-b7af-6a668e991fac

Jim Jamieson, CanWest News Service
Published: Saturday, August 19, 2006

VANCOUVER -- When Jennifer Beaveridge was growing up in Victoria, she had the same family doctor for the first 24 years of her life -- and the connection remains a treasured memory.

"I had a really close relationship with my family GP," says Beaveridge.

 

Last Updated ( Mar 25, 2007 at 10:22 AM )
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Nurse taking pressure off doctors PDF Print
Aug 28, 2006 at 02:00 AM

Nurse taking pressure off doctors

Mon Aug 28 2006 - Winnipeg Free Press

By Sean Moore

A nurse practitioner in a fee-for-service clinic helps patients get quicker care and lets over-booked doctors deal with more threatening illnesses, a new study is finding.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has put a nurse practitioner -- a nurse with a masters degree who has a wider scope of practice -- in a pediatrics office at the Manitoba Clinic.

Last Updated ( Mar 25, 2007 at 10:21 AM )
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Nurse Practitioners Blame Province for Shortage PDF Print
Aug 31, 2006 at 02:00 AM

Nurse practitioners blame province for job shortage

Last Updated: Thursday, August 31, 2006 | 12:45 PM CT

Manitoba's government is depriving people of access to health care by not putting nurse practitioners to work, says the provincial group that represents the profession.

The government passed legislation in 2005 that made it legal for nurse practitioners to work in the province. Health Minister Tim Sale said at the time that the law would help ease the doctor shortage because it let the nurse practitioners work on their own to order tests, prescribe some medications and perform minor surgeries.

Last Updated ( Mar 25, 2007 at 11:16 AM )
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Nurse Practitioners Handling Overload at Gander Hospital PDF Print
Jan 02, 2007 at 02:00 AM
Gander Beacon - Jan 2, 2007 - Gander, Newfoundland News

Nurse practitioner handling overload at Gander hospital
 
By BRIAN SCOTT
The Beacon

Three months after introducing a nurse practitioner at James Paton Memorial Hospital’s emergency department, staff at the hospital are saying the role has reduced the often overbearing workload of emergency room physicians.

That’s according to Stephanie Winsor, nurse manager of the intensive care unit and the emergency department.

Last Updated ( Mar 25, 2007 at 10:20 AM )
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One-stop shop for health services PDF Print
Jan 27, 2007 at 02:00 AM
One-stop shop for health services
$3.4-M Transcona facility combines primary care with 12 other offices
Sat Jan 27 2007
By Mia Rabson

It could take a patient in Transcona three days and at least six different bus rides to visit their family doctor, get intravenous antibiotics at the hospital and meet with an income-assistance officer to address their disability payments.

Last Updated ( Mar 25, 2007 at 10:19 AM )
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RNs in Nurse Practitioner Positions in Rural and Remote Canada PDF Print
Oct 01, 2005 at 02:00 AM

RNs in Nurse Practitioner Positions in Rural and Remote Canada

This is the third in a series of reports derived from The Nature of Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada Study fact sheets.

Nurses in rural and remote settings are often expected to take on enhanced or advanced practice responsibilities. Although one-third of the 3,933 registered nurses (RNs) in the national survey of nursing practice in rural and remote Canada considered their role to be "advanced nursing practice," only 167 (4%) were in nurse practitioner (NP) positions in 2001-2002. Of these, one in four was practicing in the province of Quebec (Figure 1). The survey respondents were carefully selected from RN databases in all provinces and territories to represent the NPs in rural and outpost areas of the country. This report describes the 167 RNs in NP positions who participated in the survey. The NP experience is illustrated by quotes from nurses in NP roles who participated in the parallel national narrative study.

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Nurse Practitioners Seek Recognition PDF Print
Jan 09, 2006 at 02:00 AM
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Nurse practitioners seek recognition

NPs striving to educated the public about their roles in the delivery of healthcare
Jan 9/06
by Elaine Smith

When Valerie Grdisa introduces herself as a nurse practitioner, chances are that she’ll get a blank stare.

Canadian nurse practitioners (NPs) are striving to educate the public about their profession, but there is still work to be done. 
With only 1,000 of them working in Canada — 900 in Ontario — it’s a profession still in its youth here, said Grdisa, 
director of nurse practitioner programs at the Faculty of Nursing. By contrast, a complement of 115,000 nurse practitioners in the 
United States — 100 times more than in Canada — means they are a much more visible and accepted part of the healthcare workforce.

Last Updated ( Apr 08, 2007 at 08:49 AM )
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