District Nursing, Providing Care in a Supportive Context

District Nursing

Providing Care in a Supportive Context

By Sally Lawton, Lecturer in Nursing, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen; Jane Cantrell, Post-Registration Programme Leader, University of Dundee; and Jane Harris, Lecturer in Nursing, University of Abertay


The Davies and Oberle model of supportive care applied to district nursing. Health trends and strategies a micro to macro approach. Demography and social change. Policy and political ideology. Multiprofessional working. District nursing history. Research. Developing roles which enhance patient care. Nurse prescribing. Educational issues. Legal and ethical issues. Management of care. Management of change. Quality and clinical effectiveness. Economic evaluation. Information management and the use of technology.