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Probing community nurses' professional basis: a situational case study in diabetic foot ulcer treatment

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Complicated and long-lasting wound care of diabetic foot ulcers are moving from specialists in wound care at hospitals towards community nurses without specialist diabetic foot ulcer wound care knowledge. The aim of the study is to elucidate community nurses' professional basis for treating diabetic foot ulcers. A situational case study design was adopted in an archetypical Danish community nursing setting. Experience is a crucial component in the community nurses' professional basis for treating diabetic foot ulcers. Peer-to-peer training is the prevailing way to learn about diabetic foot ulcer, however, this contributes to the risk of low evidence-based practice. Finally, a frequent behaviour among the community nurses is to consult colleagues before treating the diabetic foot ulcers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
Volume22 Suppl 3
Issue numberSup3
Pages (from-to)S46-S52
ISSN1462-4753
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Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

    Research areas

  • Adult, Clinical Competence, Community Health Nursing, Denmark, Diabetic Foot, Education, Nursing, Female, Humans, Nurses, Community Health, Peer Group, Referral and Consultation, Journal Article

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