An exploration of self-management support in the context of palliative nursing: a modified concept analysis

Johnston, B., Rogerson, L., Macijauskiene, J., Blaževičienė, A. and Cholewka, P. (2014) An exploration of self-management support in the context of palliative nursing: a modified concept analysis. BMC Nursing, 13, 21. (doi:10.1186/1472-6955-13-21) (PMID:25120381) (PMCID:PMC4129427)

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Abstract

Background: The role of self-management is often ambiguous, yet, it is an important area in clinical practice for palliative nurses. A clear conceptual understanding, however, of what it represents is lacking. Method: This paper reports an analysis of the concept of self-management support in palliative nursing. Avant and Walker’s method was used to guide this concept analysis. A search of electronic databases (1990–2013), use of internet search engines and supplementary hand searching produced an international data set of reviews, empirical research, editorials, protocols and guidelines. Results: Based on the analysis self-management support in palliative nursing has been defined as assessing, planning, and implementing appropriate care to enable the patient to live until they die and supporting the patient to be given the means to master or deal with their illness or their effects of their illness themselves. Conclusions: Clarity with the concept of self-management support and palliative nursing could enable nurses to provide more patient and family centred care to people facing life threatening illnesses.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This concept analysis was carried out as part of an EACEA/FIPSE funded policy orientated measure grant 2010–2013.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Professor Bridget
Authors: Johnston, B., Rogerson, L., Macijauskiene, J., Blaževičienė, A., and Cholewka, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Nursing and Health Care
Journal Name:BMC Nursing
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1472-6955
ISSN (Online):1472-6955
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Johnston et al.
First Published:First published in BMC Nursing 13: 21
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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