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An evaluation of the first year of family health nursing practice in Scotland.

Macduff, Colin; West, Bernice J.M.

Authors

Colin Macduff

Bernice J.M. West



Abstract

Scotland has led enactment of the new World Health Organisation (Europe) Family Health Nurse (FHN) concept. This paper presents research which evaluated the initial operation and impact of the role in remote and rural regions of Scotland. Through use of a multiplex research design informed by ideas from realistic evaluation, fourth generation evaluation and case study research, an initial typology of practice was constructed. The new FHN role typically supplemented, rather than supplanted, pre-existing community nursing services. Implications arising from key findings are discussed in relation to Scottish, UK and European nursing and primary care perspectives.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 31, 2005
Journal International journal of nursing studies
Print ISSN 0020-7489
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 42
Issue 1
Pages 47-59
Institution Citation MACDUFF, C. and WEST, B.J.M. 2005. An evaluation of the first year of family health nursing practice in Scotland. International journal of nursing studies [online], 42(1), pages 47-59. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2004.05.003
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2004.05.003
Keywords Family health nurse; Community nursing practice; Primary care; Evaluation research
Related Public URLs http://hdl.handle.net/10059/77
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http://hdl.handle.net/10059/78
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