Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/26269
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Invasive Clinical Intervention Education for Social Care Support Workers of Adults: A Review of the Current Literature
Author(s): Hoyle, Louise
Brown, Michael
Donaldson, JH
Karatzias, Thanos
Contact Email: jayne.donaldson@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: education
intellectual disabilities
invasive clinical interventions
social care support worker
Issue Date: Sep-2017
Citation: Hoyle L, Brown M, Donaldson J & Karatzias T (2017) Invasive Clinical Intervention Education for Social Care Support Workers of Adults: A Review of the Current Literature, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 14 (3), pp. 240-250.
Abstract: As with the general population, people with intellectual disabilities are ageing, are living longer often with coexisting complex needs and with more requiring care and support. The focus of care is community-based rather than institutional and it is therefore necessary to ensure that the workforce responsible for delivering care has the appropriate knowledge and skills to safely deliver the interventions required. The aim of this review is to evaluate the scope of invasive clinical interventions (ICIs) that social care support workers (SCSWs) are currently delivering and the preparation received to undertake these procedures or the knowledge held about the intervention. A search of educational, health, psychology, and social science databases was conducted, using a variety of combinations of search words to detect relevant literature. Only five studies published between 1999 and 2013 were identified and included in the review. The evidence shows that education can improve social carers' knowledge and when education is undertaken it needs to involve both a theoretical and practice-related component. The current evidence is limited due to the small number of studies identified and the limitations of the study designs that were adopted. More research is required to identify whether ICIs currently being delivered by these SCSWs and the effectiveness and appropriateness of the education staff are receiving in relation to these.
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jppi.12211/full
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jppi.12211
Rights: The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
JPPID 2017 Hoyle et al. Invasive Clinical Intervention Education for Social Care Support Workers.pdf212.24 kBAdobe PDFUnder Permanent Embargo    Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependent on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.



This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.