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Activities of intellectual disability clinical specialists in Ireland.

Doody, Owen, Slevin, E and Taggart, Laurence (2017) Activities of intellectual disability clinical specialists in Ireland. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 31 (2). pp. 89-96. [Journal article]

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URL: https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169896/activities-of-intellectual-disability-clinical-nurse-specialists-in-ireland

DOI: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000278


Purpose/Aim: The aim of this study was to identify the contribution of Irish intellectual disability clinical nurse specialists (ID CNSs) to service delivery.Design:A non-experimental descriptive design was selected to survey ID CNSs presently working in Ireland. The questionnaire was developed based on focus group interviews, available literature, and expert panel views.Methods:Ethical approval and access were granted to all ID CNSs in Ireland. Thirty-two responded (33.68%response rate) from all work areas (voluntary organizations or health service executive) practicingwithin residential, community, or school services. Respondents were surveyed across a range of areas (demographic details and support to client, staff, family, organization, community, otheragencies, and professional development).Results:Findings identify that ID CNSs are active in all aspects of their roles as clinical specialist, educator, communicator, researcher, change agent, and leader, thus supporting person-centered care and improving service delivery.Conclusions:To meet changing healthcare demands, promote person-centered care, and improve service delivery, the CNS role in ID should be developed and supported. The findingsmerit a further study on ID CNS role activity, possible variables influencing role activity, and team members’ views.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:intellectual disability, nurses, specialists
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:37098
Deposited By: Dr Laurence Taggart
Deposited On:19 Jul 2017 10:19
Last Modified:01 Apr 2018 22:23

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