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Issues in the provision of nursing care to people undergoing cardiac surgery who also have type 2 diabetes

Wellard, Sally, Cox, Helen and Bhujoharry, Claire 2007, Issues in the provision of nursing care to people undergoing cardiac surgery who also have type 2 diabetes, International journal of nursing practice, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 222-228, doi: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2007.00631.x.

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Title Issues in the provision of nursing care to people undergoing cardiac surgery who also have type 2 diabetes
Author(s) Wellard, Sally
Cox, Helen
Bhujoharry, Claire
Journal name International journal of nursing practice
Volume number 13
Issue number 4
Start page 222
End page 228
Publisher Blackwell Science
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publication date 2007-08
ISSN 1322-7114
1440-172X
Keyword(s) cardiac surgery
interviews
nursing specialization
patient views
type 2 diabetes
Summary There has been little investigation of the issues associated with caring for patients presenting for cardiac surgery with a comorbid diagnosis of diabetes although there is some evidence that the diabetes management is suboptimal. This study aimed to identify issues that patients and cardiac specialist nurses experience with the provision of inpatient services for people undergoing cardiac surgery who also have type 2 diabetes. A qualitative interpretive design, using individual interviews with patients and nurses, provided data about some of these issues. The study found that nurses had high levels of confidence in their cardiac care but little confidence in diabetes management. Patients described concerns about their diabetes care and treatment regimens. A 'typical journey' for a person with diabetes undergoing cardiac surgery was identified. The findings support the need to build increased capacity in specialist nurses to support diabetes care as a secondary diagnosis.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2007.00631.x
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007443

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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