Involvement of the Practice Nurse in supporting older people with heart failure: General Practitioner perspectives

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dc.contributor.author Waterworth, Susan en
dc.contributor.author Gott, Caryl en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-25T01:24:38Z en
dc.date.issued 2012-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Progress in Palliative Care 20(1):7-12 Jan 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 0969-9260 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/18439 en
dc.description.abstract Aim:To explore the views of GPs regarding the involvement of the practice nurse (PN) in supporting older people with heart failure (HF) throughout the disease trajectory and identify specific implications for initiating advance care planning an dimproving end-of-life-care. Methods: Thirty GPs in a large urban area of New Zealand (NZ) participated in in-depth qualitative interviews. The interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data were entered into Nvivo softward and were analysed thematically. Results: Whilst the GPs’ experiences of working with the PN as contributor to the management of older patients with heart failure were positive overall, very minimal involvement of the PN in palliative and end of life care management was identified. However, significant potential for expansion was identified, particularly in the areas PNs are currently involved in, namely communication, education, and coordinating services, all of which are considered essential to effective palliative and end of life care. Conclusion: The views of GPs are important as they employ PNs in New Zealand and are central to the ways in which the PN role can be developed in the future to improve services for older people with heart failure throughout the disease trajectory. Our study indicates that there is significant potential to expand the role of the practice nurse throughout the HF disease trajectory, a development which could address some of the current gaps in palliative and end of life care management for these patients. Further research is required to develop and evaluate a model which optimizes the PN role throughout the disease trajectory of people with heart failure. en
dc.publisher Maney Publishing; Palliative Care Research Society (PCRS) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Progress in Palliative Care en
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dc.title Involvement of the Practice Nurse in supporting older people with heart failure: General Practitioner perspectives en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1179/1743291X11Y.0000000019 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 7 en
pubs.volume 20 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Maney Publishing; Palliative Care Research Society (PCRS) en
pubs.end-page 12 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 263371 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Nursing en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-12-20 en


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