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Liaison nurse competences at hospital discharg




Professional competence, Patient discharge, Transitional care, Continuity of patient care, Nursing theory, Nursing


Objective: To identify the liaison nurse competences at hospital discharge in the light of Strengths-Based Nursing Care theoretical reference. Method: Descriptive and qualitative study, developed at the province of Quebéc-Canada, with 23 liaison nurses. The data were collected from March to July 2016, by a semi-structured questionnaire via Survey Monkey® electronic platform and analyzed through the content analysis, supported by software Qualitativa Data Analysis Miner. Results: The categories that has emerged were: competences related to patient care, competences related to personal characteristics of the liaison nurse and managerial competences.
Final considerations: Liaison nurses hold a set of competences from different dimensions, which provide the care centered in the person, in its potentialities, and assure the continuity of the patient care with hospital discharge.


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