Sharon Macpherson, nurse practitioner and senior lecturer at the University of Waikato, is undertaking PhD research on the role of nursing practitioners within primary and secondary services. Sharon would like to interview nurse practitioners and general practitioners within primary care on their thoughts on the role, differences, and similarities in terms of patient characteristics, patient conditions seen, and where the future can be with nurse practitioners within an Aotearoa New Zealand context.
Purpose of the research
The purpose of this research is to identify the how the role of the nurse practitioner differs across primary and secondary care settings, understanding the characteristics of the ‘perfect’ nurse practitioner patient and seek out opportunities to expand areas of practice nurse practitioners could achieve better health outcomes within Aotearoa New Zealand.
Sharon has provided the questions to be asked to allow for time to prepare and consider your answers. Interviews will be conducted via the Teams platform and recorded/transcribed. The interview should take approximately 30 minutes. No names will be documented within the PhD thesis, instead 'nurse practitioner' and 'medical practitioner' will be used.
If you can assist with this, a Teams link will be set up for a time you are available.
For more information, read the participant information sheet.
Sharon can be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org.