Community nurses' child protection role: views of public health nurses in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/267872
Title:
Community nurses' child protection role: views of public health nurses in Ireland.
Authors:
Kent, Susan; Dowling, Maura; Byrne, Gobnait
Affiliation:
Louth Primary Care Centre, County Louth, Ireland. susankent@eircom.net
Citation:
Community nurses' child protection role: views of public health nurses in Ireland. 2011, 84 (11):33-6 Community Pract
Journal:
Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association
Issue Date:
Nov-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/267872
PubMed ID:
23270020
Abstract:
Public health nurses in Ireland are generalist practitioners with a wide range of roles that address the needs of clients in the community across their lifespan. Child protection is one of many of the roles of Irish public health nurses. However, with increasing caseloads, birth rates and aging populations, their child protection role is becoming more difficult to define and practise safely. This paper presents a key finding of a qualitative study that explored the views of a group of public health nurses (n = 10) regarding their role with pre-school children. A significant theme following analysis of the interviews were the nurses' expressed concerns on their role in child protection. There is a need to define the role practised by public health nurses in child protection and to achieve a standard for this nationally.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Attitude of Health Personnel; Child Abuse; Child Welfare; Child, Preschool; Community Health Nursing; Female; Humans; Infant; Ireland; Nurse's Role; Qualitative Research; Risk Assessment
ISSN:
1462-2815

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKent, Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Mauraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Gobnaiten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-31T14:43:31Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-31T14:43:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-11-
dc.identifier.citationCommunity nurses' child protection role: views of public health nurses in Ireland. 2011, 84 (11):33-6 Community Practen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1462-2815-
dc.identifier.pmid23270020-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/267872-
dc.description.abstractPublic health nurses in Ireland are generalist practitioners with a wide range of roles that address the needs of clients in the community across their lifespan. Child protection is one of many of the roles of Irish public health nurses. However, with increasing caseloads, birth rates and aging populations, their child protection role is becoming more difficult to define and practise safely. This paper presents a key finding of a qualitative study that explored the views of a group of public health nurses (n = 10) regarding their role with pre-school children. A significant theme following analysis of the interviews were the nurses' expressed concerns on their role in child protection. There is a need to define the role practised by public health nurses in child protection and to achieve a standard for this nationally.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Associationen_GB
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnel-
dc.subject.meshChild Abuse-
dc.subject.meshChild Welfare-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshCommunity Health Nursing-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshNurse's Role-
dc.subject.meshQualitative Research-
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessment-
dc.titleCommunity nurses' child protection role: views of public health nurses in Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentLouth Primary Care Centre, County Louth, Ireland. susankent@eircom.neten_GB
dc.identifier.journalCommunity practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Associationen_GB
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