Community nurses' child protection role: views of public health nurses in Ireland.

@article{Kent2011CommunityNC,
  title={Community nurses' child protection role: views of public health nurses in Ireland.},
  author={Susan D. Kent and Maura Dowling and Gobnait Byrne},
  journal={Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={84 11},
  pages={33-6}
}
Public 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… CONTINUE READING

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