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Developing palliative care practice in nursing and residential care homes : the role of the clinical nurse specialist.

Froggatt, Katherine and Hoult, Lizzy (2002) Developing palliative care practice in nursing and residential care homes : the role of the clinical nurse specialist. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 11 (6). pp. 802-808. ISSN 0962-1067

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Abstract

• The development of practice is but one aspect of Clinical Nurse Specialists' (CNSs) work, and a number of factors act to shape the extent to which CNSs are able to work with and develop practice with nursing and residential care homes. • A postal survey of 730 community CNSs in palliative care working in the UK was undertaken to explore the involvement of these nurses with nursing and residential care homes. • Much of the focus of the involvement was reactive work meeting the direct clinical needs of residents, primarily with cancer. • Although the CNSs perceived that there were some educational and care deficits in these care settings, the amount of proactive work undertaken to improve practice was limited. • The development work undertaken was focused on educational initiatives and establishing link nurse systems. • There is potential to develop palliative care practice in nursing and residential care homes through practice development initiatives.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Uncontrolled Keywords: clinical nurse specialists • nursing homes • palliative care • practice development • residential care homes
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 31977
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 01 Mar 2010 12:15
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2013 11:17
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31977

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