A nurse practitioner in a family practice residency: role description and impact on continuity of the practitioner-patient relationship

J Fam Pract. 1977 Nov;5(5):791-4.


The nurse practitioner and physician's assistant are new health practitioners providing primary health care. When teamed with family physicians, these new health practitioners can extend patient services. Family physicians should be trained to work with new health practitioners effectively. Presented is a model where a nurse practitioner and family practice residents work as co-practitioners in a family practice unit. A nurse practitioner in this role can improve the continuity of the relationship between patient and provider in a family practice residency.

MeSH terms

  • Comprehensive Health Care*
  • Continuity of Patient Care*
  • Family Practice*
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Nurse Practitioners / statistics & numerical data*
  • Patient Care Team
  • Physician Assistants / statistics & numerical data
  • Professional-Patient Relations
  • Washington
  • Workforce