Importance of role clarity: a critique of the literature

Mafuba, Kay ORCID:, Kupara, Dorothy, Cozens, Maria and Kudita, Chiedza (2015) Importance of role clarity: a critique of the literature. Learning disability Practice, 18 (8). pp. 28-31. ISSN 1465-8712

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Community learning disability nurses need a clear
understanding of the concept of ‘role’. This is
important because it has implications for role clarity,
role perception and role enactment when meeting the
healthcare needs of people with learning disabilities.
In addition, understanding of ‘role’ prevents role
ambiguity and role conflict in the work environment,
and can help to ensure appropriate delivery of health
care to people with learning disabilities, who often
present with complex needs. This article examines
literature on role from symbolic interactionist,
psychological, anthropological and organisational
role-theory perspectives. It also highlights the
significance of role ambiguity and examines
current role-theory research in community learning
disability nursing.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.7748/ldp.18.8.28.e1664
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing > Learning disabilities nursing
Depositing User: Kay Mafuba
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 07:19
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:57


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