Report: New roles for nurses
The evolution of the role of nurses follows the great trends in society. In the future, nurses will work more independently, supporting clients/patients in their self-care and in maintaining their own health. The same trends also affect the job descriptions and division of duties between social welfare and health care professionals. The goal for the near future in Finnish social welfare and health care is to provide higher-quality services through
cooperation between the client/patient, nurse, physician, social worker, physiotherapist, practical nurse and other employees.
The report "New roles for nurses – quality to future social welfare and health care services" describes current status and a vision for nurses' clinical career path and APN roles in Finland.