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Reduced ambivalence to the role of the cardiometabolic health nurse following a 6-month trial
journal contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored 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.