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Help for school and practice nurses who work closely with carers

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The Queen’s Nursing Institute has launched new online resources for school nurses and general practice nurses who work with carers.

They will be launched today at a QNI event on supporting carers and have been developed following the success of a similar resource developed for district nurses last year, said the institute.

All three resources are now freely accessible on the QNI’s website. They contain case studies and hypothetical scenarios to aid learning.

The school nurse version is focused specifically on supporting young carers.

Jennie Whitford, carers project manager at the QNI, said the resources would be useful to “any nurse who comes into contact with carers” during their practice. 

“By working effectively together, community nurses and carers can help improve the management of conditions for patients, and also ease the burden of care on the carers themselves,” she said.

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  • michael stone

    I followed the link to the QNI stuff, and its end of life guidance seems to point at GSF material, with the GSF (it appears to me - I've just sent them an e-mail asking) using the term 'care co-ordinator' to describe a completely different role from a role of 'care coordinator' in 'What’s important to me. A Review of Choice in End of Life Care' which has just been published by The Choice in End of Life Care Programme Board.

    It will NOT help nurses and family carers to work together better, if people are using the same phrases to mean very different things !

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