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Comparison of nephrology nursing interventions across five European countries

Zampieron, A, Ormandy, P, Elseviers, M, De Vos, JY and Kafkia, T 2009, 'Comparison of nephrology nursing interventions across five European countries' , Journal of Renal Care, 35 (1) , pp. 24-32.

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Abstract

Comparing nursing interventions between different countries is helpful towards developing a common nursing culture within Europe. The aim of the study was to compare the frequency of 14 specific nursing interventions indicators across five European countries (Belgium, Scotland, Czech Republic, Greece and The north of England). Data was collected as an integral part of the European Practice Database Project across two cycles (2005 and 2006) involving 172 renal centres. Using Pearson’s chi square and descriptive statistics the frequency of eleven out of the 14 nurse intervention indicators were found to vary significantly across the five countries. Indeed specific nurse interventions such as delegation, telephone consultations and laboratory data interpretation potentially identify where nurse activity is changing in response to pressures such as advancing nurse roles, staff shortages and increased patient demand.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Renal Care
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1755-6678
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 14:53
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2014 11:17
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/14007

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