Nurses’ perceptions of personal attributes required when working with people with a learning disability and an offending background: a qualitative study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/617744
Title:
Nurses’ perceptions of personal attributes required when working with people with a learning disability and an offending background: a qualitative study
Authors:
Lovell, Andy; Bailey, Jan
Abstract:
Abstract Aim: To identify and discuss the personal attributes required by learning disability nurses to work effectively with people with an offending background in secure and community settings. Background: This paper was part of a larger research investigation into the nursing competencies required to work with people with an offending background. There are few existing studies examining the personal attributes necessary for working with this group. Design: A qualitative study addressing the perceptions of nurses around the personal attributes required to work with people with learning disabilities and an offending background. Methods: A semi-structured interview schedule was devised and constructed, and thirty-nine individual interviews subsequently undertaken with learning disability nurses working in high, medium, low secure and community settings. Data were collected over 1-year in 2010/11 and analysed using a structured thematic analysis supported by the software package MAXqda. Findings: The thematic analysis produced three categories of personal attributes, named as looking deeper, achieving balance and connecting, each of which contained a further three sub-categories. Conclusion: Nursing of those with a learning disability and an offending background continues to develop. The interplay between personal history, additional background factors, nurses’ personal attributes and learning disability is critical for effective relationship building.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Lovell, A., & Bailey, J. (2016). Nurses' perceptions of personal attributes required when working with people with a learning disability and an offending background: a qualitative study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 24(1), 4-14. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12326
Journal:
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Publication Date:
21-Jul-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/617744
DOI:
10.1111/jpm.12326
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2850
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Lovell, A., & Bailey, J. (2016). Nurses' perceptions of personal attributes required when working with people with a learning disability and an offending background: a qualitative study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , which has been published in final form at doi: 10.1111/jpm.12326 . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
EISSN:
1365-2850
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Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorLovell, Andyen
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Janen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-29T13:41:13Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-29T13:41:13Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-21-
dc.identifier.citationLovell, A., & Bailey, J. (2016). Nurses' perceptions of personal attributes required when working with people with a learning disability and an offending background: a qualitative study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 24(1), 4-14. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12326en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jpm.12326-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/617744-
dc.descriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Lovell, A., & Bailey, J. (2016). Nurses' perceptions of personal attributes required when working with people with a learning disability and an offending background: a qualitative study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , which has been published in final form at doi: 10.1111/jpm.12326 . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archivingen
dc.description.abstractAbstract Aim: To identify and discuss the personal attributes required by learning disability nurses to work effectively with people with an offending background in secure and community settings. Background: This paper was part of a larger research investigation into the nursing competencies required to work with people with an offending background. There are few existing studies examining the personal attributes necessary for working with this group. Design: A qualitative study addressing the perceptions of nurses around the personal attributes required to work with people with learning disabilities and an offending background. Methods: A semi-structured interview schedule was devised and constructed, and thirty-nine individual interviews subsequently undertaken with learning disability nurses working in high, medium, low secure and community settings. Data were collected over 1-year in 2010/11 and analysed using a structured thematic analysis supported by the software package MAXqda. Findings: The thematic analysis produced three categories of personal attributes, named as looking deeper, achieving balance and connecting, each of which contained a further three sub-categories. Conclusion: Nursing of those with a learning disability and an offending background continues to develop. The interplay between personal history, additional background factors, nurses’ personal attributes and learning disability is critical for effective relationship building.en
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dc.subjectnursingen
dc.subjectOffending behaviouren
dc.subjectpersonal attributesen
dc.subjectlearning disabilityen
dc.titleNurses’ perceptions of personal attributes required when working with people with a learning disability and an offending background: a qualitative studyen
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dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursingen
dc.date.accepted2016-06-21-
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