Predictors of Nurse Support for the Introduction of the Cardiometabolic Health Nurse in the Australian Mental Health Sector
Brenda Happell, Chris Platania-Phung, David Scott, Robert Stanton
Perspectives In Psychiatric Care | WILEY | Published : 2015
PURPOSE: A cardiometabolic specialist nursing role could potentially improve physical health of people with serious mental illness. DESIGN AND METHODS: A national survey of Australian nurses working in mental health settings investigated predictors of support for the role. FINDINGS: Predictors included belief in physical healthcare neglect, interest in training; higher perceived value of improving physical health care. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: The findings suggest that nurses see the cardiometabolic health nurse role as a promising initiative for closing gaps in cardiometabolic health care and skilling other nurses in mental health. However, as the majority of variance in cardiometabolic healt..View full abstract
Research Advancement Award Scheme and Merit Grant Scheme of Central Queensland University provided the funding to make this work possible.