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Table 2 Concepts, definitions and examples related to nursing professional practice

From: How to report professional practice in nursing? A scoping review

Concepts Definitions Examples
Role Function assumed by the nurse, modulated by professional norms, a legislative framework, a scope of practice and a social system. Primary care nurses for patients with chronic conditions
Domain Set of activities of the same nature requiring specific knowledge and expertise. Patient care management
Activity Actions undertaken by the nurse to help a patient go from a current state of health to the one described in expected results. - Providing nursing care - Referring the patient to community resources - Performing intervention plan - Communicating with the patient’s healthcare providers