Nurses' role and their knowledge in caring for severe asthma patients
Rukahu, Faith (2021)
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The main purpose of this thesis was to conduct a study on nurses' role and their knowledge in caring for severe asthma patients. The objective of doing the literature review is to comprehend the level and kind of evidence in line with severe asthma. The research questions that guided the study were: 1) What role does a nurse play in improving outcomes of patients with severe asthma? 2) What knowledge should a nurse have in supporting patients with severe asthma during asthmatic therapy? To respond to these research questions, an existing literature review was done for the study. The rationale for the literature review was based on the facts of severe asthma. Through the inclusion and exclusion criteria, research articles that had been peer reviewed and published as scientific journal within the past six years qualified for selection. The study didn’t find any notable deviations from the methodological approaches that were taken. The outcomes of the research reveal that various support tools such as different means of communication and models of intervention in addition to the normal asthma care would raise the adherence and self-management of severe asthma, resulting in improved severe asthma therapy. Developing an improved understanding of psychosocial factors such as depression and emotional stress tend to improve the outcomes of severe asthma as compared with the usual care. Severe asthma nurses strive to improve the management of symptoms and to maximize the quality of life of patients.