Working with people with learning disabilities in varying degrees of security: nurses' perceptions of competencies

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604758
Title:
Working with people with learning disabilities in varying degrees of security: nurses' perceptions of competencies
Authors:
Lovell, Andy; Bailey, Jan; Kingdon, Anne; Gentile, Domenica
Other Titles:
Nurses’ perceptions of the competencies required to work with people with a learning disability in conditions of varying security.
Abstract:
This article reports on a three year study conducted into the competencies qualified nurses working with people with learning disabilities and a background of offending behaviour within a range of secure settings (community, low, medium and high), perceived as being crucial to their role. A qualitative approach was taken and data were collected via a series of focus groups and individual interviews. Focus groups were initially conducted in each setting to inform the construction of a semi-structured interview schedule. Thirty-nine interviews were subsequently undertaken with nurses from each setting to develop a fuller understanding of the competencies identified from the focus groups and ascertain if these were influenced by the specific setting which the nurses worked. Data were analysed using qualitative thematic analysis and four competencies encompassing the skills and knowledge nurses perceive as essential to their role emerged: knowledge assimilation and application; team working; communication skills; and decision making. The secure setting influenced how the competencies were manifest in nurses’ practice and experience and practise emerged as crucial variables in how effectively they were applied. Recommendations for application of the research findings in nurse education and further research are made.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Lovell, A., Bailey, J., Kingdon, A., & Gentile, D. (2014). [Retitled] Working with people with learning disabilities in varying degrees of security: nurses' perceptions of competencies. 70(9), 2041-2050. DOI: 10.1111/jan.12362
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Publication Date:
7-Feb-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604758
DOI:
10.1111/jan.12362
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jan.12362/epdf
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Lovell, A., Bailey, J., Kingdon, A., & Gentile, D. (2014). Working with people with learning disabilities in varying degrees of security: nurses' perceptions of competencies. 70(9), 2041-2050. DOI: 10.1111/jan.12362, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jan.12362/epdf. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
EISSN:
1365-2648
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorLovell, Andyen
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Janen
dc.contributor.authorKingdon, Anneen
dc.contributor.authorGentile, Domenicaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-07T13:50:20Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-07T13:50:20Zen
dc.date.issued2014-02-07en
dc.identifier.citationLovell, A., Bailey, J., Kingdon, A., & Gentile, D. (2014). [Retitled] Working with people with learning disabilities in varying degrees of security: nurses' perceptions of competencies. 70(9), 2041-2050. DOI: 10.1111/jan.12362en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jan.12362en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/604758en
dc.descriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Lovell, A., Bailey, J., Kingdon, A., & Gentile, D. (2014). Working with people with learning disabilities in varying degrees of security: nurses' perceptions of competencies. 70(9), 2041-2050. DOI: 10.1111/jan.12362, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jan.12362/epdf. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archivingen
dc.description.abstractThis article reports on a three year study conducted into the competencies qualified nurses working with people with learning disabilities and a background of offending behaviour within a range of secure settings (community, low, medium and high), perceived as being crucial to their role. A qualitative approach was taken and data were collected via a series of focus groups and individual interviews. Focus groups were initially conducted in each setting to inform the construction of a semi-structured interview schedule. Thirty-nine interviews were subsequently undertaken with nurses from each setting to develop a fuller understanding of the competencies identified from the focus groups and ascertain if these were influenced by the specific setting which the nurses worked. Data were analysed using qualitative thematic analysis and four competencies encompassing the skills and knowledge nurses perceive as essential to their role emerged: knowledge assimilation and application; team working; communication skills; and decision making. The secure setting influenced how the competencies were manifest in nurses’ practice and experience and practise emerged as crucial variables in how effectively they were applied. Recommendations for application of the research findings in nurse education and further research are made.en
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dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jan.12362/epdfen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectCompetenciesen
dc.subjectLearning disabilityen
dc.subjectForensicen
dc.subjectNursingen
dc.subjectSecure settingen
dc.titleWorking with people with learning disabilities in varying degrees of security: nurses' perceptions of competenciesen
dc.title.alternativeNurses’ perceptions of the competencies required to work with people with a learning disability in conditions of varying security.en
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dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Advanced Nursingen
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