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Health Care Managers Perspectives on New Nursing and Midwifery Roles: Impact on Patient Care and Cost Effectiveness

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McKenna, Hugh, Keeney, Sinead and Hasson, Felicity (2009) Health Care Managers Perspectives on New Nursing and Midwifery Roles: Impact on Patient Care and Cost Effectiveness. Journal of Nursing Management, 17 (5). pp. 627-635. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122485241/issue?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2008.00948.x

Abstract

Health care assistants: the views of managers of health care agencieson training and employmentAim: The aim of this study was to obtain the views of managers of health careagencies to assess whether they would employ trained health care assistants (HCAs).Background: In 2000/2001, a training programme for HCAs was piloted in theRepublic of Ireland. It was important to ascertain if the training programme was capable of producing HCAs that health care agencies would employ.Methods: A self-administrated postal survey was distributed to health care agencies.Results: Findings included suggestions on how the content of the programme could be made more relevant; most of the managers surveyed would employ a HCA trained on the programme; respondents did not believe that the HCA role encroached on that of the nurse and/or midwife and; most already employed HCAs with some offering informal, in-house training.Conclusion: Overall, respondents views of the training programme were extremely positive with many recommending that it be continued and expanded.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Health Promotion and Adolescent Health
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Maternal, Fetal and Infant Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Education and Professional Issues Research Group
Psychology Research Institute > The Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing
ID Code:6664
Deposited By:Dr Sinead Keeney
Deposited On:02 Feb 2010 11:22
Last Modified:15 Apr 2014 09:19

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