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Reduced Ambivalence to the Role of the Cardiometabolic Health Nurse Following a 6-Month Trial
Version of Record online: 6 MAR 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 51, Issue 2, pages 80–85, April 2015
How to Cite
Happell, B., Stanton, R., Hoey, W. and Scott, D. (2015), Reduced Ambivalence to the Role of the Cardiometabolic Health Nurse Following a 6-Month Trial. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 51: 80–85. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12066
The authors report no actual or potential conflict of interest.
- Issue online: 13 APR 2015
- Version of Record online: 6 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 24 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Received: 29 OCT 2013
- Australian Health Services Initiative (AusHSI). Grant Number: SG0005-000088
- Office of Health and Medical Research Nursing and Midwifery Grants
- CQUniversity under the Research Development Initiatives Seed Grant Scheme
- cardiometabolic health;
- mental health nursing;
- nursing practice
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.
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.
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.