Opinions about district nurses prescribing
2001 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 15, no 4, 326-330 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to investigate the opinions of district nurses (DNs) and general practitioners (GPs) about nurse prescribing in Sweden in order to elucidate similarities and differences, and relate different opinions to background and psychosocial working factors. In a questionnaire about psychosocial working conditions, seven statements about DNs prescribing were included. The questionnaire was sent to 554 DNs and 566 GPs with a participant rate of 83%. On all items as well as on the total score DNs rated more positively compared with GPs. Amongst the DNs a positive opinion was related to a traditional primary care organization, age < 50, good social support at work, and high workload. A positive opinion amongst GPs was associated with working in a traditional primary care organization, being male GP, and a good social support at work. In a multiple regression analysis, occupation and organization were independently associated with the total score. The result shows a strong professional solidarity amongst GPs and seems to be based on concern about the profession rather than patient care.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 15, no 4, 326-330 p.
District nurses, General practitioner, Nurse prescribing, Opinions, Primary health care
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47197DOI: 10.1046/j.1471-6712.2001.00036.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-47197DiVA: diva2:268093