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Nursing care of children in general practice settings: roles and responsibilities

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Advanced Nursing, July 2015
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Title
Nursing care of children in general practice settings: roles and responsibilities
Published in
Journal of Advanced Nursing, July 2015
DOI 10.1111/jan.12735
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Authors

Anne Walsh, Margaret Barnes, Amy E. Mitchell

Abstract

To examine roles and responsibilities of Practice Nurses in the area of child health and development and in advising parents about child health issues. As the focus of Australia's health care system shifts further towards the primary health care sector, governmental initiatives require that Practice Nurses are knowledgeable, confident and competent in providing care in the area of child health and development. Little is known about roles and responsibilities of Practice Nurses in this area. Cross-sectional survey design. Practice Nurses completed a national online survey examining the roles and responsibilities in child health and development, professional development needs and role satisfaction. Data were collected from June 2010-April 2011. Respondents (N = 159) reported having a significant role in well and sick child care and were interested in extending their role. Frequent activities included immunization, phone triage/advice, child health/development advice, wound care and Healthy Kids Checks. However, few had paediatric/child nursing backgrounds or postgraduate qualifications in paediatric nursing and they reported limited preparation for the role. Practice Nurses reported difficulties with keeping up-to-date with child health information and advising parents confidently. Satisfaction was relatively low regarding opportunities and encouragement to undertake professional development and expand scope of practice. Practice Nurses are largely unprepared to meet the demands of their child health role and need support to develop and maintain the skills and knowledge base necessary for high-quality, evidence-based practice. Both financial and time support is needed to enable Practice Nurses to access child health professional development.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 1 3%
Unknown 35 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 36%
Unspecified 6 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Postgraduate 3 8%
Other 5 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 11 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 25%
Unspecified 6 17%
Social Sciences 4 11%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Other 5 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 October 2015.
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#833,694
of 12,352,333 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Advanced Nursing
#651
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#22,534
of 241,813 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Advanced Nursing
#33
of 105 outputs
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