Journal article

Achieving Hepatitis C Elimination By Using Person-Centered, Nurse-Led Models of Care A Discussion of Four International Case Studies

Jacqueline A Richmond, Lesley Gallagher, Lucy McDonald, Margaret O'Sullivan, Christine Fitzsimmons, Alisa Pedrana

GASTROENTEROLOGY NURSING | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

Nurse-led models of care are an important strategy in the management of patients with chronic disease because of the person-centered approach that allows the needs of the individual to be prioritized and addressed in accessible settings. Hepatitis C is caused by a blood-borne virus that can cause liver disease and liver cancer; it predominantly affects marginalized populations, including people who inject drugs. Since 2013, all oral, direct-acting antiviral regimens have been available to cure hepatitis C. Nurses are well placed to be involved in the delivery of hepatitis C testing and treatment because of their extensive reach within marginalized communities and holistic approach to patient..

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