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The expert patient: issues and implications for community nurses

Wilson, Patricia M. (2002) The expert patient: issues and implications for community nurses. British Journal of Community Nursing, 7 (10). pp. 514-519. ISSN 1462-4753. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

First highlighted in "Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation" (Department of Health, 1999), the Expert Patient programme is now being piloted throughout England and Wales. The programme is focused on helping individuals to self-manage their long-term condition more effectively. While acknowledging the expertise an individual brings to the management of their condition, the programme seeks to further develop these skills with the aim of reducing incapacitation and increasing symptom control and self-esteem. As this is a lay-led programme it is unlikely that community nurses will have an explicit role within the initiative. However, all community nurses have significant input with individuals with long-term conditions and will know clients whom they would term as expert. Following an outline of the initiative, this article presents a number of case scenarios and seeks to explore some of the issues that patients, families and practitioners face when dealing with the concept of "expert patient".

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2014 15:21 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39100 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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