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Australian rural remote registered nurses' experiences of learning to provide antenatal services in general practice: a pilot study

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posted on 2024-06-13, 17:04 authored by J Mills, M Birks, K Francis, M Miles, J Jones
This article reports on a pilot vocational study programme for provision of antenatal services in the general practice environment. The concurrent evaluation study assessed practice nurses' experiences of undertaking the pilot programme, the level and applicability of the content, and the mode of delivery. General practitioners' understanding of the role of the nurse in providing antenatal services, and the actual and potential impact of this new role on models of service delivery and care were also investigated. Women receiving care from practice nurses within this new model of service delivery and care were also of interest in this study. Findings showed that the current role of the general practice nurse in caring for pregnant women is restricted to assisting the general practitioner to complete their assessment of clients. Organizing clinical placement with a midwife was a major barrier to completing the pilot programme.

History

Journal

International journal of nursing practice

Volume

16

Pagination

319-325

Location

London, Eng.

eISSN

1440-172X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2010, Blackwell Publishing

Issue

4

Publisher

Wiley