Promoting mutuality in a family-centred service
Maeve O’Halloran PhD student, University of Limerick, Ireland
Owen Doody Lecturer, Department of nursing and midwifery, University of Limerick, Ireland
Maeve O’Halloran and Owen Doody reflect on the role of nurses in maintaining links between people with intellectual disabilities, their families and service providers
Fostering mutual relationships, where the expertise of all parties is valued and promoted, is central to providing a supportive environment in a family-centred service. In this article, the nurse manager of a home support and respite service reflects on her working relationship with families to illustrate an example of the complexity of family-centred care and its application in practice.
Learning Disability Practice. 16, 4,16-23. doi: 10.7748/ldp2013.05.16.4.16.e1428Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Accepted: 20 February 2013