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dc.contributor.authorKent, Susan
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Maura
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Gobnait
dc.identifier.citationKent, Susan, Dowling, Maura, & Byrne, Gobnait. (2011). Child protection role of community nurses: the views of Public Health Nurses in Ireland. Community Practitioner, 84(11), 33-36.en_IE
dc.description.abstractPublic health nurses in Ireland are generalist practitioners with a wide range of roles that address the needs of clients in the community across their lifespan. Child protection is one of many of the roles of Irish public health nurses. However, with increasing caseloads, birth rates and aging populations, their child protection role is becoming more difficult to define and practise safely. This paper presents a key finding of a qualitative study that explored the views of a group of public health nurses (n=10) regarding their role with pre-school children. A significant theme following analysis of the interviews were the nurses’ expressed concerns on their role in child protection. There is a need to define the role practised by public health nurses in child protection and to achieve a standard for this nationally
dc.publisherRedactive Publishing Limited on behalf of Unite and CPHVAen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity Practitioneren
dc.subjectChild protectionen_IE
dc.subjectCommunity nursesen_IE
dc.subjectPublic Health Nursesen_IE
dc.titleChild protection role of community nurses: the views of Public Health Nurses in Irelanden_IE
dc.local.contactMaura Dowling, School Of Nursing And Midwifery, Room 415 Aras Moyola, Newcastle Road, Galway. 3833 Email:

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