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"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

Author(s): 
R Khanchandani and S Gillam

This article presents an evaluation of the role of a link-worker trained in health promotion and aspects of chronic disease management. A shift in workload occurred from the practice nurse to link-worker, and there were improvements in asthma and diabetes care. A link-worker can be successfully trained to do traditional nursing tasks, which permits a change of role for the practice nurse and can have a beneficial effect on the processes of chronic disease management.

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1999
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