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Reduced ambivalence to the role of the cardiometabolic health nurse following a 6-month trial

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Brenda Happell, Robert StantonRobert Stanton, W Hoey, David ScottDavid Scott
Purpose: To determine the changes in attitudes toward the inclusion of a cardiometabolic health nurse for the physical healthcare management of people with serious mental illness following a 6-month trial. Design and Methods: Repeated survey of nurses working in a regional mental health facility. Findings: Nurses working in mental health were initially supportive of the role. A6-month trial of a cardiometabolic health nurse in the workplace reduced ambivalence and increased positivity toward the role. Practice Implications: Reduced ambivalence and improved positivity toward the role may facilitate less organization resistance to the implementation of a cardiometabolic health nurse in the mental healthcare setting. Specialized training and role recognitionmay be needed to further support this role.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Volume

51

Issue

2

Start Page

80

End Page

85

Number of Pages

6

eISSN

1744-6163

ISSN

0031-5990

Location

USA

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Central Queensland Mental Health Services; School of Nursing and Midwifery (2013- ); TBA Research Institute; University of Melbourne;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Perspectives in psychiatric care.