The journal of nutrition, health & aging

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 463–470 | Cite as

Involvement of Advanced Practice Nurse in the Management of Geriatric Conditions: Examples from Different Countries

  • B. Fougère
  • C. Lagourdette
  • P. Abele
  • B. Resnick
  • M. Rantz
  • C. Kam Yuk Lai
  • Q. Chen
  • W. Moyle
  • B. Vellas
  • J. E. Morley


The increasing demand for healthcare services is placing great strain on healthcare systems throughout the world. Although the older population is increasing worldwide, there is a marked deficit in the number of persons trained in geriatrics. It is now recognized that early detection and treatment of geriatric conditions (e.g., frailty, sarcopenia, falls, anorexia of aging, and cognitive decline) will delay or avert the development of disability. At the same time, recent years have seen an increased interest and use of advanced practice nurses (APN). Models of best practices of supervision and collaboration have been promulgated by many organizations. APN’s roles and scope of practice have been expanded in many countries and the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare systems have improved. Nevertheless, in older people, evidence of advanced practice roles remains scattered, and there is little synthesis of evidence, and therefore it is not easy to visualize the different practice models and their components. The aim of this paper is to explain the need for advanced practice nurses to manage geriatric conditions.

Key words

Advanced practice nurse geriatric conditions older people public health prevention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Fougère
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 9
  • C. Lagourdette
    • 1
  • P. Abele
    • 3
  • B. Resnick
    • 4
  • M. Rantz
    • 5
  • C. Kam Yuk Lai
    • 6
  • Q. Chen
    • 7
  • W. Moyle
    • 8
  • B. Vellas
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. E. Morley
    • 3
  1. 1.GérontopôleCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de ToulouseToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Inserm UMR1027Université de Toulouse III Paul SabatierToulouseFrance
  3. 3.Divisions of Geriatric MedicineUniversity School of MedicineSt LouisUSA
  4. 4.University of Maryland, School of NursingBaltimoreUSA
  5. 5.Sinclair School of Nursing and Family and Community MedicineUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  6. 6.School of NursingThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of ChinaHong KongPeople’s Republic of China
  7. 7.Department of Nursing, West China Hospital/West China School of MedicineSichuan UniversityChengdu, Sichuan ProvinceChina
  8. 8.Menzies Health Institute QueenslandGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia
  9. 9.Institut du Vieillissement, GérontopôleUniversité Toulouse III Paul SabatierToulouseFrance

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