APNA's definition of primary health care nursing covers health, scope of practice, primary health care, roles and settings. We also explore general practice nursing and Phillips et al. six roles of the general practice nurse.
Managing Chronic Conditions Though Person Centred Care in General Practice
Nurses are key drivers of chronic disease management in primary health care. With an ever-increasing trend in chronic disease co-morbidities in our general population it is fundamental that primary care nurses lead the assessment and co-ordination of people living with chronic conditions. Further, a person-centred care approach is paramount to ensuring that all interactions with the community are meaningful for them.
This session will be interactive and engaging and will aim to leave participants with enhanced knowledge skill and competence in participating in chronic disease management, assessment and prevention of chronic conditions.
-Gain an awareness of the impact of chronic disease on the individual, the practice and the community
-Develop skill and understanding with key strategies in primary care to enhance person-centred care with a focus on engaging the person in self-management strategies to improve health within the current MBS framework
-Explore the benefits of team based care with a whole of practice approach to improving health outcomes for those we provide care for in our community.