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Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland

Where and how people with an Intellectual Disability now live has changed. So too has the type of support they need.

Registered Nurses in Intellectual Disability (RNIDs) provide health and social care supports. It was necessary to examine the role of RNIDs considering these changes in people’s lives.

A report looking at the future role of the RNID was completed for the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Directorate (ONMSD)

The report is called "Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland: Supporting people with an intellectual disability to live ordinary lives in ordinary places" 2018.This report will guide Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland into the future.

The report and its recommendations are framed under 4 themes:

  1. Person-Centredness and Person-Centred Planning
  2. Supporting individuals with an intellectual Disability with their Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  3. Developing Nursing Capacity, Capability and Professional Leadership
  4. Improving the Experience and Outcome for individuals with an Intellectual Disability

The recommendations of the report are being implemented by nationally representative working groups

The ONMSD supports the operation of this work


Judy Ryan - Director

Phone: 056 778 5620

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