Should nurses be role models for healthy lifestyles? Results from a modified Delphi study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620621
Title:
Should nurses be role models for healthy lifestyles? Results from a modified Delphi study
Authors:
Kelly, Muireann ( 0000-0002-6055-8167 ) ; Wills, Jane; Jester, Rebecca ( 0000-0001-5020-2477 ) ; Speller, Viv
Abstract:
Aim To explore the expectation that nurses should be role models for healthy behaviours. Background Nurses are expected to be role models for healthy behaviours. Whether this is a realistic and acceptable expectation has not been explored. Design Modified Policy Delphi study with two rounds of data collection. Method Purposive sampling was used to explore areas of agreement and disagreement among six stakeholder groups who influence nursing roles: practising nurses, nursing students, service users, policy makers, workforce development leads and stakeholders working in nurse education. Two rounds of a modified Policy Delphi study were conducted between February - June 2015. The first round used telephone interviews for an open exploration of opinions. The second round used attitude statements to explore convergence and divergence of opinions across stakeholder groups. Responses were analysed thematically. Results Policy and professional discourse that asserts that nurses should be healthy role models was seen as unrealistic and unhelpful. Contrary to the view that nurses should epitomize and demonstrate healthy behaviours to encourage patients and to be credible in advice, stakeholders agreed that it was more important to be seen as ‘human’ and understand the challenges of health behaviour change. Student and practising nurses did not see role modelling healthy behaviours as a reasonable professional expectation. Conclusions The findings challenge the assumptions underpinning the argument that nurses be healthy role models. Further research is needed to understand the views of frontline nurses and to further explore avenues by which health services staff health can be improved.
Citation:
Should nurses be role models for healthy lifestyles? Results from a modified Delphi study 2017, 73 (3):665 Journal of Advanced Nursing
Publisher:
John Wiley and Sons
Journal:
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Issue Date:
Mar-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620621
DOI:
10.1111/jan.13173
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jan.13173
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0309-2402
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FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorKelly, Muireannen
dc.contributor.authorWills, Janeen
dc.contributor.authorJester, Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.authorSpeller, Viven
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-29T11:19:58Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-29T11:19:58Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-
dc.identifier.citationShould nurses be role models for healthy lifestyles? Results from a modified Delphi study 2017, 73 (3):665 Journal of Advanced Nursingen
dc.identifier.issn0309-2402en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jan.13173-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620621-
dc.description.abstractAim To explore the expectation that nurses should be role models for healthy behaviours. Background Nurses are expected to be role models for healthy behaviours. Whether this is a realistic and acceptable expectation has not been explored. Design Modified Policy Delphi study with two rounds of data collection. Method Purposive sampling was used to explore areas of agreement and disagreement among six stakeholder groups who influence nursing roles: practising nurses, nursing students, service users, policy makers, workforce development leads and stakeholders working in nurse education. Two rounds of a modified Policy Delphi study were conducted between February - June 2015. The first round used telephone interviews for an open exploration of opinions. The second round used attitude statements to explore convergence and divergence of opinions across stakeholder groups. Responses were analysed thematically. Results Policy and professional discourse that asserts that nurses should be healthy role models was seen as unrealistic and unhelpful. Contrary to the view that nurses should epitomize and demonstrate healthy behaviours to encourage patients and to be credible in advice, stakeholders agreed that it was more important to be seen as ‘human’ and understand the challenges of health behaviour change. Student and practising nurses did not see role modelling healthy behaviours as a reasonable professional expectation. Conclusions The findings challenge the assumptions underpinning the argument that nurses be healthy role models. Further research is needed to understand the views of frontline nurses and to further explore avenues by which health services staff health can be improved.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJohn Wiley and Sonsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jan.13173en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Advanced Nursingen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectDelphi techniqueen
dc.subjecthealth behavioursen
dc.subjecthealth promotionen
dc.subjectnursesen
dc.subjectrole modelen
dc.titleShould nurses be role models for healthy lifestyles? Results from a modified Delphi studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Advanced Nursingen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Care; London South Bank University; UK-
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Care; London South Bank University; UK-
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Care; London South Bank University; UK-
dc.contributor.institutionHealth Development Consulting Ltd; Waterlooville Hampshire UK-
dc.date.accepted2016-09-
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