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Nurse Perspectives on Supporting Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes within a Primary Care Setting

Hall, Michelle and TOLHURST, Edward (2020) Nurse Perspectives on Supporting Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes within a Primary Care Setting. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 24 (5). ISSN 2517-7753

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Practice nurses in primary care are at the forefront of care for patients living with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). This article conveys research that investigated how nurses support the self-management of patients living with T2DM. The aim is to explore the practice nurses experience and role in managing T2DM patients within the primary care setting. A qualitative research approach was employed that included semi-structured interviews with eight practice nurses. A process of thematic analysis established the key content of these interviews. This article conveys the principal themes identified in relation to the support of patient self-management: skills and dispositional qualities; accessing resources; and medication and prescribing. The article concludes that diabetes management is not just about the clinical management of T2DM but more expansively supporting the patient to live well with the condition. This is a challenge in the context of resource constraints and shifting role parameters.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Staffordshire University Ethics Clearance: Independent Peer Review - 25th January 2019 NHS HRA clearance received on 1st April 2019; project number: 261226
Uncontrolled Keywords: primary care; self-management' workforce issues
Faculty: School of Health and Social Care > Nursing
Depositing User: Edward TOLHURST
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2020 13:05
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 16:06
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/6507

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