Better job satisfaction but more stress: prescribing in general practice?

Independent prescribing increased job satisfaction for nurse practitioners working in general practice but also increased the levels of work-related stress, according to this small study involving interviews with six nurse practitioners working in a busy inner city general practice.

Cousins R and Donnell C. Nurse prescribing in general practice: a qualitative study indicates increased job satisfaction and work-related stress. Fam Pract 2011; published 28 September online ahead of print.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmr077.