Australian rural remote registered nurses’ experiences of learning to provide antenatal services in general practice: a pilot study

Mills, Jane, Birks, Melanie, Francis, Karen, Miles, Maureen, and Jones, Jan (2010) Australian rural remote registered nurses’ experiences of learning to provide antenatal services in general practice: a pilot study. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16 (4). pp. 319-325.

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Abstract

This article reports on a pilot vocational study programme for provision of antenatal services in the general practice environment. The concurrent evaluation study assessed practice nurses’ experiences of undertaking the pilot programme, the level and applicability of the content, and the mode of delivery. General practitioners’ understanding of the role of the nurse in providing antenatal services, and the actual and potential impact of this new role on models of service delivery and care were also investigated. Women receiving care from practice nurses within this new model of service delivery and care were also of interest in this study. Findings showed that the current role of the general practice nurse in caring for pregnant women is restricted to assisting the general practitioner to complete their assessment of clients. Organizing clinical placement with a midwife was a major barrier to completing the pilot programme.

Item ID: 11472
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-172X
Keywords: antenatal; education; general practice; nurse
Funders: Australian Government Department of Health & Ageing
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2010 01:24
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111006 Midwifery @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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