Developmental dysplasia of the hip: A case study to illustrate public health nursing practice

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/605777
Title:
Developmental dysplasia of the hip: A case study to illustrate public health nursing practice
Authors:
Mulcahy, Helen; Rose Day, Mary; Coleman, Chelsea; O’Dwyer, Patricia; Leahy-Warren, Patricia
Publisher:
Journal of Advanced Practices in Nursing
Journal:
Journal of Advanced Practices in Nursing
Issue Date:
Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/605777
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) captures a range of hip disorders which requires early identification and management and as such is a significant public health and primary care issue. The incidence of late diagnosis is higher in Ireland that other countries. Hip ultrasound is not widely practiced in Ireland. After birth, Public Health Nurses (PHNs) practitioners in Ireland may be the first health professional to be alerted to a missed case of DDH. The aim of this paper is to use a case study to illustrate the complexities of public health nursing practice with parents to screen, intervene and manage DDH. The paper highlights the way in which PHNs fulfil their public health role by implementing interventions, at the level of individuals, communities and systems, to address public health issues, informed by the Public Health intervention Wheel (The Wheel). Implications for education and practice are also discussed.
Keywords:
DEVELOPMENTAL DYSPLASIA; MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMulcahy, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorRose Day, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorColeman, Chelseaen
dc.contributor.authorO’Dwyer, Patriciaen
dc.contributor.authorLeahy-Warren, Patriciaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-18T15:58:26Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-18T15:58:26Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/605777en
dc.descriptionDevelopmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) captures a range of hip disorders which requires early identification and management and as such is a significant public health and primary care issue. The incidence of late diagnosis is higher in Ireland that other countries. Hip ultrasound is not widely practiced in Ireland. After birth, Public Health Nurses (PHNs) practitioners in Ireland may be the first health professional to be alerted to a missed case of DDH. The aim of this paper is to use a case study to illustrate the complexities of public health nursing practice with parents to screen, intervene and manage DDH. The paper highlights the way in which PHNs fulfil their public health role by implementing interventions, at the level of individuals, communities and systems, to address public health issues, informed by the Public Health intervention Wheel (The Wheel). Implications for education and practice are also discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of Advanced Practices in Nursingen
dc.subjectDEVELOPMENTAL DYSPLASIAen
dc.subjectMUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERSen
dc.titleDevelopmental dysplasia of the hip: A case study to illustrate public health nursing practiceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Advanced Practices in Nursingen
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