Nurses' experiences of a colorectal cancer screening pilot

Robb, K.A. , Smith, S.G., Power, E., Kralj-Hans, I., Vance, M., Wardle, J. and Atkin, W. (2011) Nurses' experiences of a colorectal cancer screening pilot. British Journal of Nursing, 20(4), pp. 210-218.

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Abstract

This article describes a study that set out to explore the experience of endoscopy nurse practitioners participating in the Department of Health-funded UK Nurse-led Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with the three nurse practitioners involved and were analysed using Thematic Analysis, a qualitative method for analysing and reporting patterns (themes) within data. Nurse practitioners found that participating in the study improved their skills and provided job satisfaction despite the hard work it entailed. A varied workload consisting of diagnostic and screening procedures, in addition to the other duties of nurse practitioners, may be desirable for nurses working in the field of gastroenterology.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robb, Dr Katie
Authors: Robb, K.A., Smith, S.G., Power, E., Kralj-Hans, I., Vance, M., Wardle, J., and Atkin, W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:British Journal of Nursing
ISSN:0966-0461

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