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Nurses joining family doctors in primary care practices : perceptions of patients with multimorbidity

Fortin Martin, Hudon Catherine, Gallagher Frances, Ntetu Antoine Lutumba, Maltais Danielle et Soubhi Hassan. (2010). Nurses joining family doctors in primary care practices : perceptions of patients with multimorbidity. BMC Family Pratice, 11, (84),

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URL officielle: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1186/1471-2296-11-84

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Background

Among the strategies used to reform primary care, the participation of nurses in primary care practices appears to offer a promising avenue to better meet the needs of vulnerable patients. The present study explores the perceptions and expectations of patients with multimorbidity regarding nurses' presence in primary care practices.

Methods

18 primary (health) care patients with multimorbidity participated in semi-directed interviews, in order to explore their perceptions and expectations in regard to the involvement of nurses in primary care practices. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed. After reviewing the transcripts, the principal investigator and research assistants performed thematic analysis independently and reached consensus on the retained themes.

Results

Patients with multimorbidity were open to the participation of nurses in primary care practices. They expected greater accessibility, for both themselves and for new patients. However, the issue of shared roles between nurses and doctors was a source of concern. Many patients held the traditional view of the nurse's role as an assistant to the doctor in his or her various duties. In general, participants said they were confident about nurses' competency but expressed concern about nurses performing certain acts that their doctor used to, notwithstanding a close collaboration between the two professionals.

Conclusion

Patients with multimorbidity are open to the involvement of nurses in primary care practices. However, they expect this participation to be established using clear definitions of professional roles and fields of practice.

Type de document:Article publié dans une revue avec comité d'évaluation
Volume:11
Numéro:84
Version évaluée par les pairs:Oui
Date:Novembre 2010
Sujets:Sciences de la santé
Sciences de la santé > Sciences infirmières
Sciences de la santé > Sciences médicales
Département, module, service et unité de recherche:Départements et modules > Département des sciences de la santé
Mots-clés:comorbidity, multimorbidity, family practice, nurse's role, patient satisfaction, physician's role, primary health care
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Dernière modification:25 nov. 2016 15:57
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