It's a sweet life travelling: Meeting the healthcare needs of Travellers with diabetes

Greenfields, Margaret (2014) It's a sweet life travelling: Meeting the healthcare needs of Travellers with diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 18 (5). pp. 193-198. ISSN 1368-1109

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Abstract

Romany Gypsies and Irish/Scottish Travellers are amongst the oldest established minority ethnic groups in the UK and studies have indicated a high incidence of diabetes in these populations. This article discusses the health behaviours and lifestyles common to these communities, whether nomadic or housed. These factors impact on causation, diagnosis, self-care and access to treatment. The article also considers the nature of the sometimes problematic relationship that can exist between healthcare professionals and Gypsies and Travellers, and discusses policy approaches to enhancing population health. Nurses involved in the care of Gypsies and Travellers with diabetes can find information about the barriers and solutions to working with this group in order to support them in managing their long-term condition.

Item Type: Article
Members: Bucks New University
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 14:11
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2016 10:20
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/9541

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