Clinical nurse specialists: a reflection on practice
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Clinical nurse specialists: a reflection on practice

Paula Ryan Clinical nurse specialist, Daughters of Charity, St Vincent’s Centre, Lisnagry, Limerick
Owen Doody Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick, Castleroy

Paula Ryan and Owen Doody discuss the reasons for, and results of, a self-assessment audit undertaken by an intellectual disability nurse in Ireland

This article reports on a self-assessment audit of a clinical nurse specialist in health promotion and intellectual disability care. The audit addresses the core concepts of the role as laid down by the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland, the results of a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis, and planned improvements to the role.

Learning Disability Practice. 17, 1, 26-31. doi: 10.7748/ldp2014.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 03 July 2013

Accepted: 27 November 2013