Understanding the contribution of intellectual disabilities nurses. Paper 4 of 4 - Impacts of intellectual disability nursing interventions

Kay Mafuba, Hazel M Chapman, Rebecca Chester, Joann Kiernan, Chiedza Kudita, Dorothy Kupara

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Abstract

Internationally, there is a wide variety of roles and expectations for intellectual disabilities nurses, and the range of nursing interventions they undertake in this field has not been clearly identified. In this paper we report the impacts of intellectual nursing interventions from an online survey of intellectual disability nurses. An online survey, using voluntary response sampling was used to collect case study examples from 230 participants from seven countries. We identified 13 themes of the impacts, and 23 broad groups of case examples of intellectual disability nursing interventions with, pregnant women, children, adults, older adults, and people at the end of life. Awareness of the roles of intellectual disability nurses and their importance in addressing health inequalities and facilitating the use of mainstream services for people with intellectual disabilities will enable improved healthcare experience and healthcare outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Intellectual Disabilities
Volume0
Issue number0
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Jan 2024

Keywords

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • intellectual disability
  • nursing intevensions
  • impact

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