Frontline Care in Irish Intellectual Disability Services: The Contribution of Nurses and Non-Nurse Care Staff.

Fintan Sheerin, Roy McConkey

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    The ongoing development of generic intellectual disability services in Ireland, driven by a policy of inclusion and normalization, has posed significant challenges to the interdisciplinary team, with the creation of new frontline carer roles not linked to any particular profession. It is within this context that attention has been focused on the appropriateness of nursing to frontline caring in intellectual disability service provision.The separation of caring and nursing posts that is now evident within many residential services suggests that decisions have already been made regarding the appropriateness of nursingwithin particular settings.These decisions have, however, been made in the absence of any real attempt to delineate the contribution of nursing to frontline caring in Ireland. This study is the first of its type in Ireland and seeks to set out the unique interventional contribution of nursing and non-nurse caring within frontline intellectual disability services.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages127-141
    JournalJournal of Intellectual Disabilities
    Volume12
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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