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Prof. LaTonya Trotter publishes book More Than Medicine

Posted by on Friday, July 10, 2020 in Books, Home, Research.

Nurse practitioners are often thought of as stopgaps to mitigate the shortage of primary care physicians, but in a new book, LaTonya Trotter, assistant professor of sociology, shows that they do much more than simply extend limited health care resources. In fact, she said, their role may reveal a fundamental misallocation of them.

In More than Medicine: Nurse Practitioners and the Problems They Solve for Patients, Health Care Organizations, and the State, Trotter observed the work of a group of nurse practitioners at a clinic that served 400 elderly African American patients with complex health problems and limited financial resources. MORE here…