Friday, November 24, 2017

Nursing

Making Connections to Enhance Professional Practice

masterclass
The Nursing Network of Intellectual Disability (NNIDI) held a Masterclass on the 7th November 2014 in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. This was the third national event hosted by NNIDI.

‘Decongregated Settings’ – Hailed as progress, but seems to forget those with complex medical needs

Jeanette and Cliona
In December last I watched RTE’s Primetime Investigates on Áras Attracta, Bungalow 3. Knowing in advance that the footage would be bad, I debated with myself whether I should make myself watch it or not. The main reason for my unease is that my seventeen year old sister Cliona has profound ID as well as an extreme epilepsy syndrome that no seizure drug has ever been able to influence.

Nursing Frameworks of Care for Intellectual Disability Nursing – an overview

Registered Intellectual Disability Nurses (RNID’s) are unique, being the only group of professionals who are educated solely to work with people with an intellectual disability (ID) (Northway et al 2006). This specialised education is only available in Ireland and the UK. RNIDs work in a wide range of settings, and have a diversity of roles and skills (one of which is care planning)

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Intellectual Disability in Ireland

This article explores the roles of the clinical nurse specialists (CNS) in one setting in Ireland, namely intellectual disability nursing. In 1998 the Report of the Commission on Nursing: A blueprint for the future recommended the establishment of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery (NCNM). It also recognised the need to ‘promote intellectual disability...

An exploration of the role of the Social Model of Disability in Irish Intellectual Disability Nursing: The nursing perspective

This article is an overview of a research study carried out in completion of a Masters of Science Degree, Disabilities Studies, in University College Dublin (2004). To begin with, the term ‘social model of disability’ is clarified. This is followed by background information and methods employed for the study. Finally the study results are discussed. The National Disability Authority (2004),...

CARE PLANNING AND CARE MANAGEMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES AND DEMENTIA

With improved social conditions, improved access to health care and advances in medical care, the life expectancy of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) has increased dramatically over the past number of years. Caring for this population involves two key areas: medical management and care planning. Contact between these two areas should be routine and ongoing, depending on the individual’s...

NURSING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES : A PROFESSION UNDER THREAT?

Recent pay awards, well deserved as they are, for house parent grades have created a pay anomaly which may mean the death knell of the specialist nursing profession for people with intellectual disability in Ireland, as we currently know that role? (otherwise it seems to refer to Ireland??). In some ways this anomaly has started a debate in public which...

NURSING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES : A PROFESSION UNDER THREAT?

Recent pay awards, well deserved as they are, for house parent grades have created a pay anomaly which may mean the death knell of the specialist nursing profession for people with intellectual disability in Ireland, as we currently know it. In some ways this anomaly has started a debate in public which has been going on in the intellectual disability...

JUST ANOTHER PAIR OF HANDS?

The Commission on Nursing, the commencement of the degree nurse training programmes and the increase in the number of student nurse places may allow the skills of the nurse in intellectual disability to be fully utilised in the delivery and management of services to people with intellectual disability in a wide variety of locations. But some concerns are still...

CHANGES IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY NURSING

The Commission of Nursing, established in 1997, examined the role of the nurse in the health service and produced a report the following year entitled A blueprint for the future. The Commission’s report highlighted the need to promote the distinct identity and unique working environment of intellectual disability nursing. Recommendations were made to develop a strategy—in consultation with nurse...