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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Case management: developing practice through action research
Authors: Smith, Annetta
MacKay, Seonaid
McCulloch, Kathleen
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Keywords: Case management
Community nursing
Action research
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
Citation: Smith A, MacKay S & McCulloch K (2013) Case management: developing practice through action research, British Journal of Community Nursing, 18 (9), pp. 452-458.
Abstract: This article is a report of an action research study carried out with community nurses to help develop case management within their practice. Using action research principles, nurses reviewed and analysed their current practice and developed recommendations for further embedding case management as a means of supporting patients with complex care needs in their own homes. Findings indicate that a number of factors can influence the community nurse’s ability to implement case management. These factors include approaches to case finding, availability of resources and interprofessional working. Important considerations for nurses were the influence of the context of care, the geographical location and the health needs of the local patient population, which meant that case management may need to be adapted to meet local circumstances.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: HS Research - Stirling
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NHS Scotland

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