The Community Nurse Role in the Multidisciplinary Team for Chronic Care: A Delphi Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156069
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Presentation
Title:
The Community Nurse Role in the Multidisciplinary Team for Chronic Care: A Delphi Study
Abstract:
The Community Nurse Role in the Multidisciplinary Team for Chronic Care: A Delphi Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Wilkes, Lesley M., PhD, MHPEd, GradDip, ED, CM, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Sydney West Area Health Service
Title:Dean of Research Studies, University of Western Sydney
Co-Authors:Jane Cioffi, PhD; Bronwyn Warne, BHSc, (Nsg); Kathleen Harrison, BHSc, Grad, Cert, (Oncology); Joanne Cummings, PhD
[Research Presentation] Purpose: The aim of the study was to delineate the role of the CN in the multidisciplinary team caring for clients with chronic and complex conditions by validating role descriptors. These role descriptors had been identified by CNs and other multidisciplinary team members in a previous qualitative study conducted by the research team. Methods: A three round Delphi survey was conducted. In Round One of the Delphi survey a questionnaire was distributed to 16 expert nurses with a mean of 15 years experience in chronic and complex care. They were asked to indicate from a list of 64 descriptors which descriptors best described the role of the community nurse in the multidisciplinary team and then to rank each descriptor in order of its importance. The following Round involved a questionnaire listing 38 role descriptors, respondents were asked to rate each descriptor using a five-point Likert scale, 'Very Unimportant' to 'Very Important'. Then in Round Three respondents confirmed the 20 role descriptors that were grouped under six key role elements. Results: Main elements of the role of the CN in the multidisciplinary team were assessor, coordinator, team member, educator, advocate and supporter. Conclusion: The six key role elements reaffirm the generic role of the nurse with the descriptors under each element specifically identifying the complexity of each element as it pertains to the nurse?s role function as a team member. Delineation of the role clarifies and reinforces the centrality of the community nurse in the team.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Community Nurse Role in the Multidisciplinary Team for Chronic Care: A Delphi Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156069-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Community Nurse Role in the Multidisciplinary Team for Chronic Care: A Delphi Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wilkes, Lesley M., PhD, MHPEd, GradDip, ED, CM, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Sydney West Area Health Service</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Dean of Research Studies, University of Western Sydney</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">l.wilkes@uws.edu.au</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jane Cioffi, PhD; Bronwyn Warne, BHSc, (Nsg); Kathleen Harrison, BHSc, Grad, Cert, (Oncology); Joanne Cummings, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: The aim of the study was to delineate the role of the CN in the multidisciplinary team caring for clients with chronic and complex conditions by validating role descriptors. These role descriptors had been identified by CNs and other multidisciplinary team members in a previous qualitative study conducted by the research team. Methods: A three round Delphi survey was conducted. In Round One of the Delphi survey a questionnaire was distributed to 16 expert nurses with a mean of 15 years experience in chronic and complex care. They were asked to indicate from a list of 64 descriptors which descriptors best described the role of the community nurse in the multidisciplinary team and then to rank each descriptor in order of its importance. The following Round involved a questionnaire listing 38 role descriptors, respondents were asked to rate each descriptor using a five-point Likert scale, 'Very Unimportant' to 'Very Important'. Then in Round Three respondents confirmed the 20 role descriptors that were grouped under six key role elements. Results: Main elements of the role of the CN in the multidisciplinary team were assessor, coordinator, team member, educator, advocate and supporter. Conclusion: The six key role elements reaffirm the generic role of the nurse with the descriptors under each element specifically identifying the complexity of each element as it pertains to the nurse?s role function as a team member. Delineation of the role clarifies and reinforces the centrality of the community nurse in the team.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:25:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:25:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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