Qpop1.1 Towards A Family Medicine And Nursing Sustainability

Author(s): 
M. Pucci1, P. Fettolini2, P. Sartor2, Z. Vedelago2
1 Italian Academy of Family Physicians, Quarto d’Altino, Italy
2 Studio Infermieristico Associato Miatto-Rampi, Preganziol, Italy
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Background.
The nursing profession in Italy is really changing. The reasons are the new nursing undergraduate course, the National Health System pressing request of nurses, the acknowledged centrality of primary care medicine. Supposing a nursing profession completely addressed to the hospital, to the second level care and medical activity is not more realistic. The new profession characteristics are autonomy, innovation, responsibility and propensity to the primary cares.
Aims.
Presenting a particular nursing experience and collaboration with a family practice in Veneto.
Method.
The group, called Miatto-Rampin Associated Study (MRAS), consists of six nurses with experience in hospital, in health local services, in care activity, but also in education and management in North Italy. Since 2001 the Study has planned a long term project called “towards a family nurse”. MRAS has found the economical sustainability through the human resources development and differentiation, with particular sensibility to health education and prevention. The Study’s choice avoids the lacks of exclusive direct relation with a patient or a doctor and the labour-cooperative: isolation, depersonalisation and performances anxiety. The collaboration between MRAS and a family practice, which serves 1500 patients, has been the important and new step.
Results.
Our experience wants to give an answer to the needs of a society complex and differentiated. We think this is a way towards a Family Medicine called to fulfil a complex role where the needs originate, where the team work becomes method and substance of a necessary professional transculturality.
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QPOP1.1 TOWARDS A FAMILY MEDICINE AND NURSING SUSTAINABILITY