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Interprofessional colleagues coauthor book chapter on nursing care

CU colleagues recently coauthored a book chapter titled “Patient and Family-Centered Care and the Interprofessional Team.” The book is: Person and Family-Centered Care; J. Barnsteiner, J Disch & M.K. Walton (Eds), (Chapter 20). Indianapolis, Ind.: Sigma Theta Tau International.
The chapter authors are College of Nursing’s Gail Armstrong, DNP, ACNS-BC, RN, CNE, associate professor; Amy Barton, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for Clinical and Community Affairs; Wesley Nuffer, PharmD, BCPS, CDE; assistant professor, assistant director of Experiential Programs, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and former CU School of Medicine colleague Lynne Yancey, MD.
To illustrate the interprofessional team concept, the authors begin their chapter discussing a 70-year-old patient with multiple health conditions.
Overall, the book examines the patient as a person first, and that the person is part of a family, however defined by the individual. The book offers a practical guide to help nurses and other clinicians engage individuals and their families as partners in the care process.