'Setting up clinical nurse specialist services: what does our research tell us?'

PATTENDEN, J and ISMAIL, Hanif (2012). 'Setting up clinical nurse specialist services: what does our research tell us?'. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 7 (4), 184-186.

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Over the past 50 years life expectancy in Britain has increased substantially, resulting in an increasing number of elderly people with long term conditions (Rosengren, 2012). Over the same timeframe we have seen the advent of cardiac care units, thrombolysis and more recently primary angioplasty for acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (Walker et al, 2012). This has increased survival rates but there are potentially more elderly patients with complex cardiac disease including atrial fibrillation (Jernberg et al, 2011). The subsequent development of sub-specialties in heart disease has in turn given rise to the highly skilled clinical nurse specialist (CNS) role in areas including heart failure and arrhythmia management (Department of Health (DH), 2000a; DH, 2000b; DH, 2000c).

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Depositing User: Hanif Ismail
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 16:51
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2013 16:51
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6739

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