UC Irvine Professor Michael Prislin to Call for Expanded Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners at 25th National Conference

Associate Dean Michael Prislin; University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Associate Dean Michael Prislin; University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Michael D. Prislin, MD, Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California Irvine Medical School will present a “Thought Provocateur” session at the 25th National Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco April 14-16, 2014.

Dr Prislin will argue that primary health care should be delivered by health care teams of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Contrary to the vigorous opposition of some prominent physician associations, Dr Prislin supports the expansion of the scope of practice for nurse practitioners.

An associate dean of the U C Irvine Medical School, his views are personal and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the University of California.

For selected previous National Conference presentations of Dr Prislin, see Proceedings of the First National Conference on Community Health Center – Primary Care Residency Program Linkages, “Centering Primary Care Residency Training in a Teaching Community Health Center: Adventures in Academic Processes and Community Politics” (Part 1, Prislin) and Another Associate Dean’s Response to “Drowning in Student Debt”. 

Thought provocateur sessions are a unique feature of the National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access. Also announced for the 25th National Conference is a Thought Provocateur session by Don McCanne, MD, of the Physicians for a National Health Plan.

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