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Nursing inputs into special schools in N. Ireland.

McConkey, Roy and Kelly, Margaret (2001) Nursing inputs into special schools in N. Ireland. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 32 . pp. 395-403. [Journal article]

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Children attending special schools often have healthcare needs that require ongoing medical and nursing care. Two postal surveys were undertaken of 47 special schools in N.Ireland to determine the type of contact they had with nurses and the functions they fulfilled. Responses were received from 42 school principals and from the 11 Health and Social Service Trusts responsible for nursing services. It was found that nurses were based in nine of 42 schools while the remaining schools depended on a range of different visiting nurses. The nurses were involved in ‘hands-on’ tasks as well as giving advice and training to school personnel. Further research needs to define more closely the nursing needs of these pupils as well as evaluating the differential benefits of various nursing services to schools and how their inputs can be coordinated with those of other health professionals.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ID Code:18378
Deposited By: Prof Roy McConkey
Deposited On:19 May 2011 10:47
Last Modified:19 May 2011 10:47

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