Journal article

Reduced Ambivalence to the Role of the Cardiometabolic Health Nurse Following a 6-Month Trial

Brenda Happell, Robert Stanton, Wendy Hoey, David Scott

Perspectives In Psychiatric Care | WILEY | Published : 2015


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. A 6-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 me..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Health Services Initiative (AusHSI)

Funding Acknowledgements

Professor Brenda Happell, Dr. David Scott, and Wendy Hoey received funding from the Australian Health Services Initiative (AusHSI)-Grant No: SG0005-000088. Professor Brenda Happell and Dr. David Scott received funding from the Office of Health and Medical Research Nursing and Midwifery Grants. Dr. David Scott received funding from CQUniversity under the Research Development Initiatives Seed Grant Scheme. We also acknowledge the support of the doctors and staff at CQMHS, Queensland Health, and the participants.