Bridging chronic disease siloes of healthcare: A novel integrated nurse-practitioner service
Bonner, Ann, Douglas, Clint, Stone, Cassandra, Abel, Jennifer, Barnes, Maureen, Hetherington, Justine, & Havas, Kathryn (2016) Bridging chronic disease siloes of healthcare: A novel integrated nurse-practitioner service. In Statewide Cardiac, Diabetes and Renal Clinical Networks Combined Forum, 16 June 2016, Brisbane, Qld. (Unpublished)
In Australia nurse practitioners (NP) hold a Masters level of qualification and are authorised to practice autonomously and in collaboration with other clinicians, order and interpret diagnosis investigations, make referrals to other clinicians, and prescribe medications. NP clinics are, however, also structured along disease siloes like medical practitioners’ clinics which is problematic for people with multiple comorbidities. An innovative, community-based chronic disease clinic for patients with at least two chronic diseases (chronic kidney disease [CKD], diabetes [DM] or heart failure [HF]) commenced in June, 2014, staffed only by NPs with the aim to improve access and patient-centred care using an integrated design.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Presentation)|
|Keywords:||Chronic Disease, Nurse Practitioner|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 The Author(s)|
|Deposited On:||05 Jul 2016 01:58|
|Last Modified:||05 Jul 2016 01:58|
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