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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162315
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Students' Attitudes Towards People with Intellectual Disabilities
Author(s):
Temple, Beverley; Mordoch, Elaine
Author Details:
Dr. Beverley Temple, Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, email: bev_temple@umanitoba.ca; Elaine Mordoch
Abstract:
People with intellectual disabilities (PID) are more susceptible to a variety of medical conditions and less able to express their concerns. As the life expectancy for this population increases, nurses can expect to have increasing contact with PID. It is therefore important that nurses have both an accurate understanding and a positive attitude towards PID to ensure that they receive quality nursing care. Research reports that nurses feel more comfortable dealing with people with physical disabilities than those with intellectual disabilities. When compared to other health care professionals, nurses score poorly on attitude tests towards PID. Traditionally, nursing students have little direct education and clinical experience with PID. This presentation will describe results of a cross-sectional survey of second and fourth year nursing students' attitudes towards PID and the factors associated with the most positive attitudes. Data were analyzed using SPSS and descriptive statistics describe the sample of students as well as their perceptions of the nursing role with PID. To improve nursing care provided to PID, recommendations will include potential curricular changes to enhance nursing students' awareness and understanding of PID. Strategies initiated to improve students' education related to PID will also be described.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CASN Nurse Educators Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Description:
Held 4 - 7 November, 2007.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStudents' Attitudes Towards People with Intellectual Disabilitiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTemple, Beverleyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMordoch, Elaineen_US
dc.author.detailsDr. Beverley Temple, Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, email: bev_temple@umanitoba.ca; Elaine Mordochen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162315-
dc.description.abstractPeople with intellectual disabilities (PID) are more susceptible to a variety of medical conditions and less able to express their concerns. As the life expectancy for this population increases, nurses can expect to have increasing contact with PID. It is therefore important that nurses have both an accurate understanding and a positive attitude towards PID to ensure that they receive quality nursing care. Research reports that nurses feel more comfortable dealing with people with physical disabilities than those with intellectual disabilities. When compared to other health care professionals, nurses score poorly on attitude tests towards PID. Traditionally, nursing students have little direct education and clinical experience with PID. This presentation will describe results of a cross-sectional survey of second and fourth year nursing students' attitudes towards PID and the factors associated with the most positive attitudes. Data were analyzed using SPSS and descriptive statistics describe the sample of students as well as their perceptions of the nursing role with PID. To improve nursing care provided to PID, recommendations will include potential curricular changes to enhance nursing students' awareness and understanding of PID. Strategies initiated to improve students' education related to PID will also be described.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:00:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:00:51Z-
dc.conference.date2007-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nurse Educators Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationKingston, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.descriptionHeld 4 - 7 November, 2007.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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