Patient care advisers: helping cardiac surgery patients to exercise choice.

Barrett, D, Flynn, V, Humphreys, N and Quinn, T (2003) Patient care advisers: helping cardiac surgery patients to exercise choice. Professional Nurse, 19(2), pp. 88-91. ISSN (print) 0266-8130

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Abstract

Cardiac surgical centres have received funds to appoint at least one patient care adviser as part of the Government's Patient Choice Initiative. Mostly from a nursing background, their role is to ensure patients who have been waiting more than six months have the choice of receiving surgery sooner at another centre. This paper describes this national initiative.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decision Making, Patient, Nursing Role, Surgery, Cardiovascular, United Kingdom, Waiting Lists
Research Area: Allied health professions and studies
Health services research
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)
Depositing User: Clive Allnutt
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2016 08:59
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 08:59
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/34162

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