Nurses’ role in caring for people with a comorbidity of mental illness and intellectual disability : A literature review
Taua, Chris, Hepworth, Julie, & Neville, Christine (2012) Nurses’ role in caring for people with a comorbidity of mental illness and intellectual disability : A literature review. International Journal Of Mental Health Nursing, 21(2), pp. 163-174.
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This article examines literature on the role of the nurse caring for people with a dual disability (DD) of intellectual disability and mental illness. A search of the literature between 2000 and 2010 resulted in a total of 21 articles that met the inclusion criteria. Seven key categories of the role of the nurse were identiﬁed: (i) advocacy/health promotion (including working with family); (ii) assessment/case management; (iii) behavioural interventions; (iv) communication; (v) leadership and the nurse’s role within the multidisciplinary team; (vi) functions regarding medication administration; and (vii) safety/risk management.
There is a paucity of research about the role of nurses working with people with DD, although a number of opinion-based articles exist. This article identiﬁes a need for the role of the nurse working in DD to be more clearly articulated and for the development of evidence to guide best practice.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||comorbidity, intellectual disability, mental illness, nurse, role|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Wiley-Blackwell Publishinng Asia|
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|Deposited On:||22 May 2013 22:24|
|Last Modified:||27 May 2013 16:51|
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