Reduced Ambivalence to the Role of the Cardiometabolic Health Nurse Following a 6-Month Trial

Brenda Happell, Robert Stanton, Wendy Hoey, David Scott

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Purpose: To determine the changes in attitudes toward the inclusion of a cardiometabolic health nurse for the physical healthcare management of people with serious mental illness following a 6-month trial. Design and Methods: Repeated survey of nurses working in a regional mental health facility. Findings: Nurses working in mental health were initially supportive of the role. A 6-month trial of a cardiometabolic health nurse in the workplace reduced ambivalence and increased positivity toward the role. Practice Implications: Reduced ambivalence and improved positivity toward the role may facilitate less organization resistance to the implementation of a cardiometabolic health nurse in the mental healthcare setting. Specialized training and role recognition may be needed to further support this role.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-85
Number of pages6
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Happell, Brenda ; Stanton, Robert ; Hoey, Wendy ; Scott, David. / Reduced Ambivalence to the Role of the Cardiometabolic Health Nurse Following a 6-Month Trial. In: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 2015 ; Vol. 51, No. 2. pp. 80-85.
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