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Patients' experiences of a nurse-led rheumatology clinic in Sweden: A qualitative study.
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PMID:  23186524     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In this study, patients' experiences of a nurse-led rheumatology clinic for those undergoing biological therapy are discussed. The study had an explorative design, based on a qualitative content analysis with an inductive approach. Strategic sampling was used in order to achieve variations in experiences of a nurse-led clinic. Interviews were conducted with 20 participants, and the analysis resulted in the theme "the nurse-led rheumatology clinic provided added value to patient care". The participants' experiences of the encounter with the nurse led to a sense of security (due to competence and accessibility), familiarity (due to confirmation and sensitivity), and participation (due to exchange of information and involvement). Replacing every second visit to a rheumatologist with one to a nurse added value to the rheumatology care, making it more complete. Nurses and rheumatologists complemented each other, as they approached patients from different perspectives. This study suggests that a nurse-led rheumatology clinic adds value to the quality of care for patients in rheumatology units.
Ingrid Larsson; Stefan Bergman; Bengt Fridlund; Barbro Arvidsson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing & health sciences     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1442-2018     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Health Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891857     Medline TA:  Nurs Health Sci     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  501-7     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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© 2012 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden; Research and Development Centre, Spenshult Hospital, Oskarström, Sweden.
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