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dc.contributor.authorZiegler, Lucy
dc.contributor.authorBennett, M.
dc.contributor.authorBlenkinsopp, Alison
dc.contributor.authorCoppock, S.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-21T17:20:48Z
dc.date.available2016-09-21T17:20:48Z
dc.date.issued2015-02
dc.identifier.citationZiegler L, Bennett M, Blenkinsopp A and Coppock S (2015) Non-medical prescribing in palliative care: a regional survey. Palliative Medicine 29(2): 177-81.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9429
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dc.description.abstractThe United Kingdom is considered to be the world leader in nurse prescribing, no other country having the same extended non-medical prescribing rights. Arguably, this growth has outpaced research to evaluate the benefits, particularly in areas of clinical practice where patients have complex co-morbid conditions such as palliative care. This is the first study of non-medical prescribing in palliative care in almost a decade. AIM: To explore the current position of nurse prescribing in palliative care and establish the impact on practice of the 2012 legislative changes. DESIGN: An online survey circulated during May and June 2013. PARTICIPANTS: Nurse members (n = 37) of a regional cancer network palliative care group (61% response rate). RESULTS: While this survey found non-medical prescribers have embraced the 2012 legislative changes and prescribe a wide range of drugs for cancer pain, we also identified scope to improve the transition from qualified to active non-medical prescriber by reducing the time interval between the two. CONCLUSION: To maximise the economic and clinical benefit of non-medical prescribing, the delay between qualifying as a prescriber and becoming an active prescriber needs to be reduced. Nurses who may be considering training to be a non-medical prescriber may be encouraged by the provision of adequate study leave and support to cover clinical work. Further research should explore the patients' perspective of non-medical prescribing.
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269216314557346
dc.subjectAttitude of health personnel
dc.subject; Data collection
dc.subject; Drug prescriptions
dc.subject; Health services needs and demand
dc.subject; Humans
dc.subject; Nurse practitioners
dc.subject; Nurse's role
dc.subject; Palliative care
dc.subject; Professional autonomy
dc.subject; Time factors
dc.subject; Non-medical prescribing
dc.subject; Cancer pain
dc.titleNon-medical prescribing in palliative care: a regional survey
dc.date.application2014-12-12
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