- » Conference Calendar
- » 14th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect: Gateways to Prevention
- » Conference Program
- » Presentations Abstracts
- » Nurse Practitioners as Providers of Care for Abused Children: The Missouri Experience
Nurse Practitioners as Providers of Care for Abused Children: The Missouri Experience (Workshop 168)
In answer to the question, can nurse practitioners be a medically and legally effective source of care for abused children, the Missouri SAFE-CARE network has utilized nurse practitioners (NPs) since its inception in 1989. This workshop examines the Network's experience with nurse practitioner providers. The session considers the available pool of providers, the willingness of NPs to do this work, the acceptance of NPs by the legal and Child Protective Services systems and by clients, the problems that may arise with court testimony, as well as issues of quality assurance.
Nancy Duncan, R.N., C.P.N.P.
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis, MO
View the complete list of presenters.