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More Than Medicine – Nurse Practitioners and the Problems They Solve for Patients, Health Care Organizations, and the State - Cornell Scholarship Online
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More Than Medicine: Nurse Practitioners and the Problems They Solve for Patients, Health Care Organizations, and the State

LaTonya J. Trotter

Abstract

This book chronicles the everyday work of a group of nurse practitioners (NPs) working on the front lines of the American health care crisis as they cared for four hundred African American older adults living with poor health and limited means. The book describes how these NPs practiced an inclusive form of care work that addressed medical, social, and organizational problems that often accompany poverty. In solving this expanded terrain of problems from inside the clinic, these NPs were not only solving a broader set of concerns for their patients; they became a professional solution for mana ... More

Keywords: nurse practitioners, American health care, health care crisis, African Americans, older adults, care work, social problems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501748141
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501748141.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

LaTonya J. Trotter, author
Vanderbilt University

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