Medication administration in the domiciliary care setting: whose role?

Bradford, Jennie (2012) Medication administration in the domiciliary care setting: whose role? British Journal of Community Nursing, 17 (11). pp. 537-542. ISSN 1462-4753

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Abstract

Unqualified social care workers are increasingly delegated the responsibility of both assisting with and administering medication in the domiciliary care setting. This article discusses the considerations required before the delegation of these roles by both commissioners and nurses. In particular variations in training, policies and provision are explored with reference to the Care Quality Commission guidance and Nursing and Midwifery Council standards. The levels of support and their definitions are clarified for use in policy documents, and the effectiveness of devices used to support self care are critiqued within a legal framework. The importance of joint working to provide a seamless medication management service are highlighted using reflections on examples from practice

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Institute of Nursing and Midwifery
Item ID: 10137
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Depositing User: Mrs Jennie Bradford
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2013 10:18
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:38
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10137

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