The role of the community matron: a structured approach to case management
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The role of the community matron: a structured approach to case management

Laura Tregenza Registered nurse, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Hayle, England

The role of the community matron in supporting patients with long-term conditions through holistic case management is well established, as is learning through critical reflection and using case studies for continuing professional development.

This article draws on a case study to provide a critical analysis of the community matron service, which offers intervention and case management for a patient who had been diagnosed with heart failure.

Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2019.e1151

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

lauraburley999@hotmail.com

Conflict of interest

None declared

Tregenza L (2019) The role of the community matron: a structured approach to case management. Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2019.e1151

Acknowledgement

The author would like to thank Adele Kane, associate head of school, placement learning, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth, for her editorial support

Published online: 22 May 2019