Diabetes and oral health complications: Australian diabetes health care professionals' knowledge and scope of practice
McLaine, Catherine Clare
Dr Paul Snider
Dr Karen Glaister
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School of Nursing and Midwifery
The research investigated Australian diabetes health professionals’ (DHPs’) knowledge and their intervention, health promotion, and care management of oral health issues which impact upon the person with diabetes. Results identified the need for enhanced provision of diabetes-specific oral health education, clinical resource tools, and the delivery of oral health services. The findings were discussed within the context of the current health system policies and their impact upon DHPs’ management of diabetes related oral health complications.
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