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Families' perceptions of the contribution of intellectual disability clinical nurse specialists in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Doody, Owen
dc.contributor.author Slevin, Eamonn
dc.contributor.author Taggart, Laurence
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-22T09:51:09Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-22T09:51:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7611
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Aim and objectives To explore families’ perceptions of the contribution of clinical nurse specialists in intellectual disability nursing in Ireland. Background Clinical nurse specialists roles have developed over the years and are seen as complex and multifaceted, causing confusion, frustration and controversy. 2001 saw the formal introduction of clinical nurse specialists roles in Ireland across nursing including intellectual disability. Design A exploratory qualitative approach using semistructured one‐to‐one interviews with 10 family members regarding their perceptions of the clinical nurse specialists in intellectual disability. Methods Data were audio‐recorded, transcribed and analysed using Burnard's framework. Ethical approval was gained and access granted by service providers. Findings The study highlights that intellectual disability clinical nurse specialists contribute and support care deliver across a range of areas, including personal caring, supporting and empowering families, liaison, education and leadership Conclusions Clinical nurse specialists have an important role and contribution in supporting families and clients, and Ireland is in a unique position to develop knowledge regarding specialist care for people with intellectual disability that can be shared nationally and internationally. Relevance to clinical practice Ireland is in a unique position to develop knowledge regarding specialist care for people with intellectual disability that can be shared and adapted by other healthcare professionals in other countries that do not have a specialised intellectual disability nurses. What does this paper contribute to the wider global clinical community? •Intellectual disability clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) fulfil an essential role in supporting families, clients and service provision. •Families recognise the contribution of intellectual disability CNSs but identify short comings when transitioning between services. •Intellectual disability CNSs play a vital role in advocating for and coordinating services for families. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd., en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Clinical Nursing;27 (1-2), pp. e80-e90
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13873
dc.rights This is the author accepted version of the following article Journal of Clinical Nursing 2018, 27 (1-2), pp. e80-e90 Families’ perceptions of the contribution of intellectual disability clinical nurse specialists in Ireland Doody, Owen, Slevin, Eamonn, Taggart, Laurence which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13873 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html#terms
dc.subject clinical nurse specialist en_US
dc.subject intellectual disability en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject families en_US
dc.subject service delivery en_US
dc.title Families' perceptions of the contribution of intellectual disability clinical nurse specialists in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2019-02-22T09:32:32Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/jocn.13873
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2735490
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dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of clinical nursing
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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