More Than Medicine: Nurse Practitioners and the Problems They Solve for Patients, Health Care Organizations, and the State

By LaTonya J. Trotter ’98. In this book, Trotter chronicles the everyday work of a group of nurse practitioners (NPs) working on the front lines of the American health care crisis as they cared for four hundred African American older adults living with poor health and limited means, and she discovers that the problems found in the NP’s exam room are as much a product of the nation’s disinvestment in social problems as of physician scarcity or rising costs.