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Vol. 15 No. 1 (2017)

The Role of Nurses in Primary Care Reform: “The Wheel and Hub of Health Care System”

November 30, 2016


The current focus in Canadian healthcare system is on improving efficiencies and quality of care. Therefore, primary healthcare is receiving further attention. It is the right moment to highlight the value that registered nurses can bring to collaborative practice in primary care settings. Since nurses are the largest group of healthcare providers in Canada being present throughout the system, thy are ideally positioned to effect change at the national level. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the value that nurses bring to primary healthcare system to discuss how integrating registered nurses into family practice will optimize primary healthcare.  


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