January 2023 - Volume 48 - Issue 1 - Contributor Index

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Tailoring the mental health assessment to older adults

Davies, Tracy Lynn

The Nurse Practitioner. 48(1):10-18, January 2023.

This article discusses selected considerations for mental health assessment in older adults. Adopting a biopsychosocial model and trauma-informed approach to care creates a safe structure for a more comprehensive assessment. Selecting appropriate tools to improve diagnostic reasoning sets the foundation for further workup and tailored interventions.

35th Annual APRN Legislative Update: Updates to APRN practice authority in the United States

Haney, Beth

The Nurse Practitioner. 48(1):20-47, January 2023.

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) continue to make history by being at the forefront of legislative victories that have culminated in increased patient access to care. Modernization of APRN practice in various states, some influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, has resulted in easing of regulations, including those relating to supervision, collaboration, license renewal, and portability in reduced and restricted practice settings.