The role of nurses in supporting people with intellectual disabilities to manage asthma
Megan O’Connor Intellectual disability nursing student, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Eileen Carey Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
People with intellectual disabilities have greater health needs than the general population, however they also experience greater inequality in accessing healthcare. Registered intellectual disability nurses (RNIDs) have a primary role in supporting these patients to access adequate healthcare and experience optimal health. Asthma affects many people with intellectual disabilities. This article gives an overview of the condition and discusses RNIDs’ role in supporting people to manage their own condition.
Learning Disability Practice. 20, 1, 24-29. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2017.e1778Correspondence
This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated softwareConflict of interest
Received: 30 June 2016
Accepted: 12 December 2016