What is the current situation regarding knowledge on postural care amongst nursing students at Birmingham City University?

Page, Andrea and Clayton, Sarah (2016) What is the current situation regarding knowledge on postural care amongst nursing students at Birmingham City University? Posture and Mobility Group Journal, 2. ISSN ISSN 2397-9232

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Postural care should be an integral part of the healthcare that a person with disabilities receives (Hill and Goldsmith, 2008). It is an aspect of care in which the authors believe nurses working within a multi-professional team should be both competent and confident to deliver. The Department of Health (DH) publication Raising our sights; services for adults with profound and intellectual disabilities recommends that National Health Service bodies should ensure they provide a service which not only recognises postural care issues, but intervenes effectively (Mansell, 2010). It is the authors’ opinion that university education also has a role to play in meeting learning needs, so that nurses from all four fields of nursing can provide safe and high-quality care. Many current UK nursing programmes do not contain standard content on postural care within their curricula.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Andrea Page
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 11:32
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 11:32
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4293

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