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Activities 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 2019-02-22T11:35:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-22T11:35:59Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7612
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract 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 nonexperimental 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) practicing within residential, community, or school services. Respondents were surveyed across a range of areas (demographic details and support to client, staff, family, organization, community, other agencies, 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 findings merit a further study on ID CNS role activity, possible variables influencing role activity, and team members' views. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Clinical Nurse Specialist;32 (2), pp. 89-96
dc.relation.uri https://insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=28169896
dc.rights This is the author's accepted version of "Activities of intellectual disability clinical nurse specialists in Ireland" published in citation © 2017 Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. The final published version can be found at https://insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=28169896 en_US
dc.subject clinical nurse specialist en_US
dc.subject intellectual disability en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject survey en_US
dc.subject activities en_US
dc.subject contribution en_US
dc.title Activities 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 2019-02-22T10:19:31Z
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2700778
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Clinical nurse specialist CNS
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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