Meeting the challenge of caring for an ageing population in Ireland
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Meeting the challenge of caring for an ageing population in Ireland

Maria Caples Lecturer, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland
Lynne Marsh Branch leader, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland
Caroline Dalton Lecturer, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland
Elaine Drummond Lecturer, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland

As the number of people growing old with learning disabilities rises the need for a dedicated clinical nurse specialist role is becoming imperative, argue Maria Caples and colleagues

The age profile of Irish people with a learning disability has changed significantly prompting a call for the development of the role of the gerontological clinical nurse specialist. The authors argue the role would bring much-needed expertise to support families and carers and to advocate for individuals accessing healthcare services.

Learning Disability Practice. 13, 10,23-27. doi: 10.7748/ldp2010.12.13.10.23.c8139

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