Child protection or professional self-preservation by the baby nurses? Public health nurses and child protection in Ireland.

@article{Butler1996ChildPO,
  title={Child protection or professional self-preservation by the baby nurses? Public health nurses and child protection in Ireland.},
  author={Stuart Butler},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={303-14}
}
An exploratory, focus group methodology was used to elicit the views of public health nurses (PHNs) on the topic of child welfare and protection in the context of new legislation and evolving child care policy in Ireland. The nurses' views were considerably at variance with the officially stated commitment to inter-disciplinary collaboration and coordination within the Community Care Programmes of Ireland's regional health boards. The PHNs feared that involvement in child care proceedings of a… CONTINUE READING