'Oh it's a wonderful practice ... you can talk to them': a qualitative study of patients' and health professionals' views on the management of type 2 diabetes.

Pooley, Colin and Gerrard, Catherine and Hollis, Sally and Morton, Stephen and Astbury, John (2001) 'Oh it's a wonderful practice ... you can talk to them': a qualitative study of patients' and health professionals' views on the management of type 2 diabetes. Health and Social Care in the Community, 9 (5). pp. 318-326. ISSN 0966-0410

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Abstract

This paper uses 85 semi-structured interviews with people with type 2 diabetes, and with the health professionals who deliver their diabetes care, to explore the issues that they perceive as central to effective management of diabetes primarily within a primary care setting. Attention is especially focused on the nature of the patient-practitioner relationship, and on the implications of this for patient empowerment and the effective self-management of diabetes. The paper is organized around five key concepts identified in the qualitative analysis: the importance of having sufficient time for consultations; the significance of continuity of care through a named individual; the need for patients to have an opportunity to ask questions during a consultation; the extent to which patients feel that they are listened to by health professionals; and the variability of each patient�s individual experience of living with diabetes. In conclusion, these themes are briefly related to key issues in the geography of health.

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Health and Social Care in the Community
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ID Code:
335
Deposited On:
15 Jan 2007
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Yes
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Published
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