Evidence on self-care support within community nursing

Macduff, C. and Sinclair, J. (2008) Evidence on self-care support within community nursing. Nursing Times, 104, (14), 32-33.


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BACKGROUND: There is a lack of explicit research evidence on community nurses' support for self-care with patients with long-term conditions.

AIM: To examine the nature and extent of support for patient self-care documented in district and family health nursing casenotes.

METHOD: Qualitative case-study and audit methods were used to review 47 casenotes from three Scottish sites on six long-term conditions.

RESULTS: Considerable variation in written evidence of support for self-care was evident within and across sites, and across the different long-term conditions.

DISCUSSION: Questions about support for self-care and related anticipatory care are highlighted when the rhetoric of current policy and the reality of current service provision meet.

CONCLUSION: There is scope for more systematic consideration of support for self-care within community nursing casenotes.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0954-7762 (print)
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Keywords: self-care, research, nursing
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Clinical Neurosciences
ePrint ID: 62488
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
3 April 2008Published
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:46
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/62488

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