Chose a report from one of the following
Health Information and Quality Authority: Inspection Reports
Mental Health Commission, Inspections of Mental Health Services Reports
After you have identified an inspection report analyse it with a focus on management and leadership issues in nursing and their implications for practice. Include in your answer a critique on elements of the report that may impact on the scope of nursing practice. Identify any personal or professional development needs for future nursing practice from your analysis of the report and study of relevant literature.
Scope of practice describes the services that a qualified health professional is deemed competent to perform, and permitted to undertake – in keeping with the terms of their professional license.
The Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice describe the “who,” “what,” “where,” “when,” “why,” and “how” of nursing practice:
When each of these questions is answered, the complex considerations in scope of practice become clear. In a profession as dynamic as nursing, and with evolving health care demands, changes in scope of practice and overlapping responsibilities are inevitable in our current and future health care system.