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Attitudes towards advanced nursing roles in primary dementia care – Results of an observational study in Germany

  • Abstract Aims To demonstrate the attitudes of general practitioners (GPs), nurses, persons with dementia, and caregiver towards suitable tasks and qualification needs for and the acceptance and impact of advanced nursing roles in German dementia primary care. Design Observational study using a questionnaire survey with 225 GPs, 232 nurses, 211 persons with dementia, and 197 caregivers, conducted between December 2017–August 2018. Methods A questionnaire was generated that includes specific assessment, prescription, and monitoring tasks of advanced nursing roles in dementia primary care as well as qualification requirements for and the acceptance and the impact of advanced nursing roles. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics. Group differences were assessed using the Fisher's exact test. Results Advanced nursing roles were highly appreciated across all groups. Assessment and monitoring tasks were rated as highly suitable, and prescription authorities as moderately suitable. Nurses felt less confident in assessment and monitoring, but more confident in prescribing as practitioners expected. Patients and caregivers would appreciate a takeover of tasks by nurses; nurses and practitioners preferred a delegation. A dementia‐specific qualification was rated as best suitable for advanced nursing roles, followed by ‘no specific qualification’ if medical tasks that only can be carried out by practitioners were delegated and an academic degree if tasks were substituted. Advanced nursing roles were rated as beneficial, strengthening the confidence in nursing care and improving the cooperation between professionals and the treatment. Practitioners assumed that advanced nursing roles would improve job satisfaction of nurses, which was not confirmed by nurses. Conclusion There is an extended consensus towards the enlargement of advanced nursing roles, represented by high endorsement, acceptance, and willingness to reorganize tasks. Impact Results debunk the common notion that German practitioners would be reluctant towards advanced nursing roles and a takeover of current practitioner tasks, supporting the implementation of advanced nursing roles in Germany.

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Author: Bernhard Michalowsky, Esther Henning, Anika Rädke, Adina Dreier‐Wolfgramm, Attila Altiner, Anja Wollny, Eva Drewelow, Thomas Kohlmann, Bianca Biedenweg, Maresa Buchholz, Roman F. Oppermann, Daniela Zorn, Wolfgang Hoffmann
Parent Title (English):Journal of Advanced Nursing
Document Type:Article
Date of first Publication:2020/12/10
Release Date:2021/06/03
Tag:Alzheimer's; advanced nursing practice; advanced nursing roles; collaborative care; delegation; dementia; general practitioner; nursing; substitution; tasks
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Faculties:Universitätsmedizin / Institut für Epidemiologie u. Sozialmedizin
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung