Improving recruitment and retention in learning disability services

McKenzie, Karen, Metcalfe, Dale, Whelan, Kathryn and Mcnall, Anne (2021) Improving recruitment and retention in learning disability services. Nursing Times, 117 (4). pp. 26-29. ISSN 0954-7762

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Nurses are increasingly becoming involved in the support of people with learning disabilities in social care settings. Recent policies have identified the need for an increased social care workforce, but many organisations have difficulty recruiting and retaining staff. Our review of the evidence found that many factors influence recruitment and retention directly and indirectly, including: gender and age; factors that contribute to staff stress and burnout; and organisational factors, such as supervision, training and culture. We suggest several areas that should be evaluated to inform an evidence-based approach to increasing the workforce that provides care for people who have an intellectual disability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning disabilities, Recruitment, Retention, Social care
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 09:46
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 16:17

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