(Answered) NR500NP Week 5: Systems Theory and Practice Issues

Discussion Question:

Many of you have experience in complex adaptive systems whether you realize it or not. Thinking about your current or future practice area, identify an issue or concern. In your initial response, please describe the concern. Does the concern primarily occur at the micro, meso, or macro level? How would you address this issue? What impact might your solution have on the other levels of the system? In what ways could interprofessional collaboration be used to resolve the issue?


The issue that affects nurse practitioners (NP) is the doctor’s opposition to NP role expansion to independent practice. The NP in many states continues to have restricted and limited practice scope, despite the educational preparation and training to practice autonomously. Medicare proposed executive order for NP’s scope of practice to be expanded for them to independently perform tasks without a physician’s supervision (Smith et al., 2017). Medicare’s objective with this order was to improve the access to patient care and remove barriers to this access, more so, for the elderly. However, physicians, through the American Medical Association (AMA) continue to ….To access the solution  click the icon below to purchase at $5