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dc.contributorGibson, Carolineen_US
dc.contributorGoeman, Dianneen_US
dc.contributorHutchinson, Alisonen_US
dc.contributorYates, Marken_US
dc.contributorPond, Dimityen_US
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background: Primary care nurses can assist General Practitioner's to identify cognition concerns and support patient health self-management for those experiencing cognitive impairment or dementia. This support may lead to more appropriate care and better health outcomes for this group. Consequently, there is a need to identify the role of the primary care nurse in dementia care provision, nurse perceptions of this role and to also understand the barriers and enablers that may influence any current or potential primary care nurse role in dementia care provision. Methods: Eight focus groups were conducted with a total of 36 primary care nurses. Data was transcribed verbatim and thematically analysed. Results: There was a high level of agreement between primary care nurses that they had a role in provision of dementia care. This role was largely attributed to the strong therapeutic relationship between nurses and patients. However, dementia care provision was not without its challenges, including a perceived lack of knowledge, limited resources and the hierarchical nature of general practice. Three main themes were identified: personal attributes of the primary care nurse; professional attributes of the primary care nurse role and the context of practice. Six sub-themes were identified: knowing the person; overcoming stigma; providing holistic care; knowing what to do; team culture and working in the system. Conclusions: The findings of this study suggest primary care nurses have a role in dementia care provision and, there is a need to provide support for the nurse to deliver person-centred health care in the context of cognitive impairment. As the demand for good quality primary care for people living with dementia increases, the role of the primary care nurse should be considered in primary care policy discussions. The knowledge gained from this study could be useful in informing dementia training content, to provide better prompts in the health assessment and care planning templates used by primary care nurses to better identify the care needs of people with a cognitive impairment and to develop dementia care guidelines for primary care nurses.en_US
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dc.titleThe provision of dementia care in general practice: practice nurse perceptions of their role.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleBMC Family Practiceen_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusDEMENTIA CAREen_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusGENERAL PRACTICEen_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusPEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIAen_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusPRIMARY CARE NURSESen_US
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