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Care partner: a concept analysis

Bennett, Paul N., Wang, Wei, Moore, Mel and Nagle, Cate 2016, Care partner: a concept analysis, Nursing outlook, vol. In press, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2016.11.005.

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Title Care partner: a concept analysis
Author(s) Bennett, Paul N.ORCID iD for Bennett, Paul N. orcid.org/0000-0001-9174-3499
Wang, WeiORCID iD for Wang, Wei orcid.org/0000-0003-4287-1704
Moore, Mel
Nagle, CateORCID iD for Nagle, Cate orcid.org/0000-0002-5661-6379
Journal name Nursing outlook
Volume number In press
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-11-23
ISSN 0029-6554
1528-3968
Keyword(s) care partner
carer
caregiver
nursing
chronic disease
acute care
concept analysis
Summary BACKGROUND: The use of the term care partner has increased, particularly in the chronic disease literature; however, the concept has not been well defined.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this concept analysis was to define and assist nurses to better understand the concept of care partner.

METHODS: The method by Walker and Avant was used for this literature-based concept analysis.

DISCUSSION: Care partnering includes providing assistance to an individual with a health condition to meet their self-care deficits, the commitment to a care partner relationship, and the recognition that people with self-care deficits are care partners contributing to their own care.

CONCLUSION: Emphasizing the care partner dyad in nursing may contribute to improved patient care outcomes both in the acute and chronic settings. It is recommended that nurses view the person with the condition as a contributor and partner in their own care in the context of a larger care partnership.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.outlook.2016.11.005
Field of Research 111004 Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
1110 Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30090984

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