Community intellectual disability nurses’ public health roles in the United Kingdom: An exploratory documentary analysis

Mafuba, Kay, Gates, Bob ORCID: 0000-0001-7822-6905 and Cozens, Maria (2018) Community intellectual disability nurses’ public health roles in the United Kingdom: An exploratory documentary analysis. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore how public health policy in the United Kingdom was reflected in community intellectual disability nurses’ (CIDNs)’ job descriptions and person’s specifications. The role of CIDNs has evolved due to policy changes. As these roles evolve, job descriptions and person specifications are important in highlighting employer’s expectations staff, priorities, and professional values of their employees. This study involved an exploratory documentary analysis of
n ¼ 203 CIDNs’ job descriptions and person specifications in the context of role theory. The CIDNs’ public health roles identified in this study are health education, health protection, health prevention, health surveillance, and health promotion. Key policies themes were intellectual disability health access, public health strategies, policy evaluation/redesign, and public health policy.There is a lack of public health role clarity and inconsistency in role expectations across organizational
boundaries in the United Kingdom.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health
Medicine and health > Nursing > Learning disabilities nursing
Medicine and health > Nursing
Depositing User: Kay Mafuba
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 07:14
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 08:57
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5187

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