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Improvement of diabetic patients nursing care by the development of educational programs

Bakalis Vissarion, Maria Malliarou, Paraskevi Theofilou, Sofia Zyga
  • Bakalis Vissarion
    Iaso General Hospital or Thessaly, Larisa, Thessaly, Greece
  • Maria Malliarou
    Nursing Department, 404 General Military Hospital, Technological Institution of Larisa, Thessaly, Greece
  • Paraskevi Theofilou
    Department of Kinesiology, Centre for Research and Technology, Health and Quality of Life Research Group, Trikala, Thessaly, Greece
  • Sofia Zyga
    Department of Nursing, Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Lakonia, Greece | zygas@spa.forthnet.gr

Abstract

Diabetes is a major health problem with many social and economic consequences in general population. The importance of education in the diabetic patient and his family, led to the development of diabetes clinical nurse specialist. The role of diabetes clinical nurse specialist is essential and crucial to the hospitals and the community, in order to form a relationship with the diabetic patient and his/her family. In this way health is promoted to the maximum extent possible. In conclusion educational programs help patients with diabetes to obtain information about their condition and improve their self-care skills

Keywords

diabetes, diabetes clinical nurse specialist, training

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