Recognizing the Value of the Nurse Practitioner

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Recognizing the Value of the Nurse Practitioner
Introduction: Identifying the Problem
According to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) (2007), health care in America is shifting from a focus on treatment of acute illness to health promotion and illness and disability prevention.  Obesity and diabetes are just two of the myriad of chronic illnesses that are affecting the nation. At the same time, there is a shortage of primary health care providers and improving the quality of health care and patient access to that care is a top public policy priority across the nation. Therefore, according to Miranda Laurant, Mirjam Harmsen, Hub Wollersheim, Richard Grol, Marjan Faber and Bonnie Sibbald (2009), in the United States, an...
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