Why we need to define nurses' roles in bariatric patient care

Graham, Yitka, Lisa, Wilde, Melanie, Johnson, Ann, Fox, Jeanette, Scott and Hayes, Catherine (2019) Why we need to define nurses' roles in bariatric patient care. Nursing Times, 115 (6). pp. 34-35. ISSN 0954-7762

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Patients who undergo bariatric surgery are likely to have wide-ranging care needs, not only because obesity is a complex condition but also because of the likely presence of comorbidities and because the procedure itself can have negative repercussions. Currently, the role of nurses in supporting patients undergoing bariatric surgery, whether in secondary or primary care, is not well defined. We must establish what the nursing support of bariatric patients should include; to do this, we need to involve patients in the co-construction of knowledge about their experience and needs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Sciences > Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing
Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing > School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Yitka Graham
Date Deposited: 23 May 2019 14:16
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 16:08
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/10799

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