The importance of diabetes specialist nurses

Lawal, Muili (2015) The importance of diabetes specialist nurses. Nursing in Practice, 86. pp. 30-31. ISSN 1473-9445

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Abstract

The epidemiology of diabetes and dramatic increase in the number of people with diabetes is well documented in literature and this calls for effective management of this long-term condition. A diabetes specialist nurse occupies a central position in caring for and supporting patients and their families over the course of the disease. In the day-to-day delivery of diabetes care, the diabetes specialist nurse (DSN) provides patient-centred care that meets the patient’s physical, social, and spiritual needs and they form the interface between the patient and other healthcare professionals. Due to the complexities of modern diabetic care, the roles and responsibilities of diabetes specialist nurses continue to evolve, however, this is accompanied by some challenges. Therefore, the employers, commissioners/providers, diabetes specialist nurses and higher education institutions have a vital role to play in dealing with the challenges confronting the development of this role.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes Specialist nurses Role development Workforce planning
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing
Medicine and health > Primary health
Depositing User: Muili Lawal
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2016 16:41
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2017 09:53
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2849

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