Patient-centred care in type 2 diabetes: an altered professional role for diabetes specialist nurses
2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 28, no 4, 675-682 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Little research has been done to try to understand how patient-centred care is understood and practised by healthcare professionals specialising in patients with diabetes. Experiences from patient-centred practices need to be highlighted as a way of motivating diabetes specialist nurses to take a patient-centred approach. The aim of this study was to describe diabetes specialist nurses' experiences of practising patient-centred care in the context of a type 2 diabetes intervention. The study design was descriptive and used qualitative methods. Focus group interviews complemented by individual semi-structured interviews were analysed by qualitative content analysis. The main theme of the diabetes specialist nurses' experiences of practising patient-centred care was an altered professional role. The main theme was based on two themes: ambivalence towards practising patient-centred care and enriched relationships with the patients. The ambivalence towards practising patient-centred care was based on the three subthemes: a position of withdrawn expertise, inconvenience of changing routines and insights that patient-centred care is difficult but possible. Their experiences of enriched relationships with patients were based on the two subthemes: courage to discuss the severity of diabetes and increased engagement in patients' daily lives. The diabetes specialist nurses' experiences with practising patient-centred care included doubts about their ability to practise in such a way and about the feasibility of such care. At the same time, their enriched relationships with patients were seen as an opportunity to engage in patients' lives. Training and support for practising patient-centred care may improve diabetes specialist nurses skills in patient-centred care and self-management support in type 2 diabetes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 28, no 4, 675-682 p.
Diabetes specialist nurse, intervention, pateint-centred care, pateint education, qualitative content analysis, type 2 diabetes
Endocrinology and Diabetes
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-80905DOI: 10.1111/scs.12092ISI: 000345314000006PubMedID: 24164307OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-80905DiVA: diva2:651912
ProjectsDiabetes intervention in Västerbotten DIVA 2