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Nurses' responses to expert patients: The rhetoric and reality of self­-management in long­-term conditions: A grounded theory study.

Wilson, Patricia M., Kendall, Sally, Brooks, F. (2005) Nurses' responses to expert patients: The rhetoric and reality of self­-management in long­-term conditions: A grounded theory study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 43 (7). pp. 803-808. ISSN 0020-7489. E-ISSN 1873-491X. (doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.10.011) (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) (KAR id:55210)

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Abstract

Background: Against the backdrop in the western world of increasing prevalence of chronic disease, active and

responses to expert patients.

? Explore how patient expertise is viewed, interpreted, defined and experienced by both patients and health

? Analyse how patient expertise is promoted and enabled through the self-management process.

Design: A grounded theory approach was utilised with two concurrent data strands.

Participants: Via purposeful and theoretical sampling 100 health professionals (nurses, doctors, physiotherapists) and

Methods: Focus groups, interviews and observation.

appeared to be linked with a lack of professional confidence and unfounded fears regarding litigation. However, nurse

patients, but apart from nurse specialists did not articulate this as a skill.

It is suggested that this is linked to an ongoing nursing culture of patient as passive, an over-emphasis on

a rhetoric rather than reality of autonomous nursing roles within the chronic disease management agenda.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.10.011
Uncontrolled keywords: Chronic disease; Expert patient; Nurse’s role; Patient participation; Self-care
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 14:50 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55210 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wilson, Patricia M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5787-9736
Kendall, Sally: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2507-0350
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