The importance of social support for people with type 2 diabetes – a qualitative study with general practitioners, practice nurses and patients

Katja Goetz, Joachim Szecsenyi, Stephen Campbell, Thomas Rosemann, Gernot Rueter, Elke Raum, Herrmann Brenner & Antje Miksch
Objective: Social support is an important element of family medicine within a primary care setting, delivered by general practitioners and practice nurses in addition to usual clinical care. The aim of the study was to explore general practitioner’s, practice nurse’s and people with type 2 diabetes’ views, experiences and perspectives of the importance of social support in caring for people with type 2 diabetes and their role in providing social support. Methods: Interviews with general...