Warfarin use in the elderly: The nurses' perspective

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dc.contributor.author Bajorek, BV
dc.contributor.author Krass, I
dc.contributor.author Ogle, SJ
dc.contributor.author Duguid, MJ
dc.contributor.author Shenfield, GM
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-10T06:09:39Z
dc.date.issued 2006-03
dc.identifier.citation Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2006, 23 (3), pp. 19 - 25
dc.identifier.issn 0813-0531
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17088
dc.description.abstract Objective: To explore the barriers to warfarin use from the perspective of nurses working in aged care. Design: A qualitative study, involving a semi-structured group interview, during March-April 2001. Setting and Subjects: Eleven nurses, employed within the catchment of the Northern Sydney Area Health Service, who were involved in the care of elderly warfarinised patients. Main outcome measure: Identification, via thematic analysis, of the main themes underpinning the nursing perspective on warfarin use in this setting, with regard to their perceived role/s, experiences with patients, and potential strategies for managing the therapy. Results: Five main themes were identified: perceived patient attitude toward warfarin; barriers to the use of warfarin; expressed lack of confidence in the processes involved; nurses' role in warfarin use; and strategies to improve warfarin use. Nurses were concerned about warfarin use in the elderly, but felt they had a limited capacity to intervene. Conclusion: Nurses are potentially underutilised as a resource and support for both patients and prescribers, in the management of warfarin therapy.
dc.language eng
dc.title Warfarin use in the elderly: The nurses' perspective
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 23
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 19 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 25 en_US
dc.cauo.name GSH.Pharmacy en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 112624
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity WOS:000242854800005 en_US
dc.description.keywords Nonvalvular Atrial-Fibrillation; Antithrombotic Therapy; Anticoagulant Service; Stroke Prevention; Decision-Support; Management en_US
dc.description.keywords Nonvalvular Atrial-Fibrillation
dc.description.keywords Antithrombotic Therapy
dc.description.keywords Anticoagulant Service
dc.description.keywords Stroke Prevention
dc.description.keywords Decision-Support
dc.description.keywords Management
dc.description.keywords Aged care
dc.description.keywords Anticoagulation
dc.description.keywords Clinical services
dc.description.keywords Drug therapy
dc.description.keywords Professional role
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Graduate School of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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