OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, Vol. 19, No. 2, Manuscript 2, doi: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol19No02Man02Â Links to an external site. Miller, K. P. (2010). Restraint of trade: Patient advocacy or simple turf guarding?. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 6, 700-702. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2010.07.002 Erin, Thank you for sharing such a detailed thread. My PCP utilizes NP which I first met three years ago. The outstanding care provided to me is speechless. There is no standardization for full practice authority law from state to state. States licensure protects the public which I agree with you; the public requires more education on what the nurse practitioners’ full scope of practice indeed is. I believe licensure at some point will be standardized. NP will continue to intergraded more and more in the workforce due to the primary care physician shortage. Physician barrier is not surprising to me. Physician argues that NP does not have the education or training as their profession. Physicians do not consider the fact that nurses entering an advanced nursing degree come with years of experience in a wide range of areas. Reimbursement is what I believe it comes down to, thus indeed represent a restraint of trade. Lisa
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