revisions to the paper for important intellectual content. All authors read and
approved the final manuscript.
The project team wishes to thank the practice nurses and consumers who
so willingly gave their time to provide an insight into their experiences and
participate in this project. We thank Larni Kelleher for conducting the
This study was funded by the New Zealand College of Primary Health Care
Nurses (formerly College of Practice Nurses), NZNO. The funding body,
through its members, assisted in participant recruitment, however, they had
no involvement in the analysis and interpretation of data.
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Penrith,
Clinical Nurse Specialist (Lead) Primary Health Care, Health Care
Development, MidCentral District Health Board, Palmerston North, New
Received: 18 September 2012 Accepted: 12 February 2013
Published: 22 February 2013
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