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Title: Home-based nursing care competencies: A scoping review
Authors: Bin Rusli, Khairul Dzakirin 
Tan, Apphia Jia Qi
Ong, Shu Fen
Speed, Shaun
Lau, Ying 
Liaw, Sok Ying 
Keywords: community health nursing
home care services
professional competence
Issue Date: 12-Dec-2021
Publisher: WILEY
Citation: Bin Rusli, Khairul Dzakirin, Tan, Apphia Jia Qi, Ong, Shu Fen, Speed, Shaun, Lau, Ying, Liaw, Sok Ying (2021-12-12). Home-based nursing care competencies: A scoping review. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Aims and objectives: To identify and consolidate the available evidence about nursing-related competencies for home-based care. Background: Over recent years, the demand for home-based nursing care has increased because of the need to meet the increasing need for chronic disease care to be delivered in patients' homes. However, knowledge is lacking about the expected competencies for home-based care nurses. Design: A scoping review was conducted in accordance with Arksey and O'Malley's six-step scoping review framework and the PRISMA-ScR guidelines. The review identified literature using five electronic databases (CINAHL, PubMed, Embase, Cochrane and Scopus) and a hand search for grey literature in relevant home-based care journals and online searches. Key search terms and inclusion and exclusion criteria were used as strategies to identify relevant articles. Results: Sixty-four articles were eligible for inclusion. Mapping and narrative synthesis of 116 elements related to home-based nursing care competencies identified the following 10 competencies: (1) care assessments; (2) performance of nursing procedures; (3) management of health conditions; (4) critical thinking and problem-solving skills; (5) interpersonal relationships and communication; (6) interdisciplinary collaboration; (7) leadership and resource management; (8) professional development; (9) technological literacy; (10) quality and safety. Conclusion and relevance to clinical practice: This review provides insight into current knowledge about home-based nursing care competencies. These competencies could be used to evaluate nurses’ competence level for home-based care or for development of appropriate professional education. The review also outlines the scope of nursing practice in home-based care, which provides support for some form of standardisation of home-based nursing care expectations across various stakeholders.
ISSN: 0962-1067
DOI: 10.1111/jocn.16169
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