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ERIC Number: EJ1057702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
"It's One of the Hardest Jobs in the World": The Experience and Understanding of Qualified Nurses Who Work with Individuals Diagnosed with Both Learning Disability and Personality Disorder
Lee, Amy; Kiemle, Gundi
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v28 n3 p238-248 May 2015
Background: This study examines the experiences of qualified nurses working with individuals diagnosed with both intellectual disability and personality disorder (PD) in a medium-secure forensic intellectual disability setting. Potential training needs are highlighted, as well as other ways in which services could better support staff to work effectively with this client group. Method: In-depth, semi-structured interviews were used to explore the nine participants' experiences; the narratives were analysed with interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). Results: Four master themes emerged from (i) disorder overriding disability; (ii) resilience; (iii) ambivalence towards label and (iv) knowledge. Conclusion: The findings highlight that for these participants, the clients' intellectual disability appeared to be lost under the complexity of the PD diagnosis. The clinical implications are discussed in terms of developing training, supervision and support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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