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Practice resources 

Practice resources
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Practice resources
Author(s):

Owen Barr

and Bob Gates

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198782872.003.0017
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date: 09 May 2021

Nursing for people with intellectual disabilities has moved from a narrowly defined role, within long-term care, to a much broader role within the National Health Service and beyond. It is a health profession supported and endorsed by many as unique in its breadth of employment base, located as it is among the various sectors. The role of nurses for people with intellectual disabilities spans community support specialists, liaison nursing roles between services and agencies, and roles in secure or forensic health settings, and these roles offer support across all age ranges. With such exciting possibilities, in practice come challenges such as where to access up-to-date resources that will support nurses for people with intellectual disabilities and students in their practice. Where a student finds new resources for their jurisdiction, they may find it useful to append their own notes to the sections within this chapter; the layout of the book has been designed for students to make relevant notes on.

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