Journal article

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..

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