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|Title:||Advanced urology nursing practice|
|Epworth Authors:||Crowe, Helen|
|Keywords:||Epworth Prostate Centre|
|Citation:||Nat Rev Urol. 2014 Mar;11(3):178-82.|
|Abstract:||Urology nursing has developed as a specialty over the past few decades in response to several factors, workload demands being a prime reason. Nurses are taking on additional roles and activities including procedures such as cystoscopy and prostate biopsy, and running nurse-led clinics for a variety of urological conditions. Audits of advanced urological nursing practice have shown this care to be of a high standard and investigative procedures performed by these nurses match the diagnostic quality of existing services. Professional urological nursing organizations support the professional needs of these nurses, but the provision of education and training for advanced practice activities remains an unaddressed need. A range of confusing advanced urology nursing titles exists, and uncertainty regarding the roles and scope of practice for these nurses remains a concern. Acceptance and support from medical colleagues is required for the success of advanced urological nursing practice, but opinions on these roles remain divided.|
|Journal Title:||Nature Reviews Urology|
|Appears in Collections:||Cancer Services|
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