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Book review: Nursing in Intellectual Disabilities: Irish and International Perspectives

Consultant learning disability nurse Gwen Moulster reviews ebook Nursing in Intellectual Disabilities: Irish and International Perspectives

Nursing in Intellectual Disabilities: Irish and International Perspectives

Paul Keenan and Owen Doody (Eds)

Nursing Network Intellectual Disabilities Ireland (NNIDI)

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ISBN: ISBN 9781905952960

The Nursing Network Intellectual Disabilities Ireland (NNIDI) was formed in 2007, bringing together nurses from academia, practice and intellectual disability services and providing a forum for sharing good practice.

This ebook explores a range of person-centred nursing approaches with people who have intellectual disabilities.

It includes contributions from well respected academics working in intellectual and learning disabilities in the UK and Ireland and two excellent chapters from graduates describing their international experiences. Suzanna Weedle and Eloise Sherrin eloquently reflect on their experiences in Malawi and Belarus, providing thought-provoking insights.

A range of topics are covered including the nature of intellectual disabilities, an overview of Irish social policy and legislation, competence in intellectual disability nursing, history and specialism, person-centred approaches and nurse prescribing.

There is an overview of the nurse liaison role. The case study included helpfully identifies the positive impact of the intellectual disability nurse. There is also consideration given to the importance and influence of effective networking, taking the reader skilfully from traditional approaches to contemporary use of social media.

This book will be of interest to intellectual and learning disability nurses, however, it contains many repetitions and typographical and grammar errors which make it difficult to read at times.


Reviewed by Gwen Moulster, consultant learning disability nurse at Gwen Moulster Consultancy

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