Non-regulated Home Support Worker role in medication support and administration : a scoping review of the literature prepared for the Home & Community Health Association

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Roy, Dianne
McKechnie, Roz
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2017-09-17
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home support workers
medication management
administration
community health services
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Roy, D.E. and McKechnie, R.C. (2017). Non-regulated Home Support Worker role in medication support and administration: A scoping review of the literature prepared for the Home & Community Health Association. Unitec ePress Metro Report Series (2017/2). ISSN: 2537-8678 Retrieved from http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress/
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The aim of this literature review is to identify and critique literature relating to current policy, guidelines and practice of non-regulated caregivers in relation to medication while they are working with clients in their own homes. The scope of this review comprises medication administration and medication support, which includes medication prompting and assisting the client to take their medication. Out of scope in this review is medication management. The review draws on relevant Aotearoa New Zealand statutes, standards and practice guidelines related to medication support and administration, District Health Board (DHB) policies, and education and training recommended and/ or available to Home Support Workers (HSWs). Relevant published research and international guidelines are also included.
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Non-regulated Home Support Worker role in medication support and administration: A scoping review of the literature prepared for the Home & Community Health Association by Dianne E. Roy and Roslyne C. McKechnie, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 New Zealand license.
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