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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: 3 April 2008
Keywords: self-care, research, nursing


Local EPrints ID: 62488
ISSN: 0954-7762
PURE UUID: 47480f80-ceb6-4441-9d92-c539b76a8d1e

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Date deposited: 21 Apr 2009
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:20

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Author: C. Macduff
Author: J. Sinclair

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