Cardiovascular disease in China: An urgent need to enhance the nursing role to improve health outcomes

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dc.contributor.author Cao, Y
dc.contributor.author Davidson, PM
dc.contributor.author DiGiacomo, M
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:01:52Z
dc.date.issued 2009-03
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2009, 18 (5), pp. 687 - 693
dc.identifier.issn 0962-1067
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15692
dc.description.abstract Aims. This paper reviews the role of cardiac nursing in China and the potential of this professional group to take an important role in secondary and tertiary prevention initiatives. Background. China is undergoing unprecedented economic growth, yet globalisation of Chinese society has caused an increase in the prevalence of chronic conditions, particularly cardiovascular disease. Studies recognise that health providers and members of the public are not fully aware of the risks associated with cardiovascular disease and consequently are not equipped to deal with this looming epidemic. Design. Position paper. Method. This position paper summarises and discusses the burden of cardiovascular disease in China within the context of evidence for nurse-coordinated interventions. Barriers and facilitators to developing the nursing role in contemporary China are discussed. Conclusions. A key strategy for promoting the role of nurse-led programmes in China is increasing research skills among Chinese nurses to promote independent, collaborative interdisciplinary research. Promoting doctoral education in China, increasing the status of nursing in interdisciplinary teams, collaborating with cardiovascular nurses internationally and increasing the public's awareness of cardiovascular disease are critical steps in promoting nurse-led programmes to improve the health and well-being of the community. Relevance to clinical practice. Given the positive relationship between knowledge and skill levels of nurses and clinical outcomes, China's investment in the education and training of its nursing workforce is critical in improving practice and outcomes in cardiovascular disease. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02570.x
dc.title Cardiovascular disease in China: An urgent need to enhance the nursing role to improve health outcomes
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Journal of Clinical Nursing
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.volume 18
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 687 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 693 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 111875
dc.personcode 110950
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords China
dc.description.keywords Coronary heart disease
dc.description.keywords Nurse education
dc.description.keywords Nursing practice
dc.description.keywords Nursing research
dc.description.keywords Nursing workforce
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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