Public health nurses (PHNs) have been attached to family doctors' offices as one mode of organizing the delivery of nursing services in the community.
However, different nurses function in different roles on a continuum from generalist to liaison.
A descriptive study was undertaken to determine the most effective role for PHNs attached to family physicians' offices.
Outcomes for both physicians and nurses were satisfaction with the role of the PHN, appropriateness of referrals, and accessibility for consultation.
These outcomes were compared relative to the rating of PHNs of their role.
A cohort of physicians without attachment PHNs were also surveyed to compare responses on the same criteria.
The majority of nurses described their role generalist.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Médecin généraliste, Travail équipe, Coopération, Rôle professionnel, Satisfaction professionnelle, Enquête, Organisation santé, Homme, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Health staff, General practitioner, Team work, Cooperation, Occupational role, Job satisfaction, Inquiry, Public health organization, Human, Canada, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0171244
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.