‘Intellectual disability nursing, the Cinderella relation of nursing’: marginality explored through the oral histories of intellectual disability nurses.

McAnelly, Su, Gates, Bob, Sutton, Paul, Griffiths, Colin, Keenan, Paul, Fleming, Sandra, Doyle, Carmel, Atherton, Helen L. and Cleary, Michelle (2022) ‘Intellectual disability nursing, the Cinderella relation of nursing’: marginality explored through the oral histories of intellectual disability nurses. Oral History, 2023 (Autumn). pp. 1-12. ISSN 0143-0955 (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper draws on work undertaken for an oral history project during 2018 - 2020, which sought to explore the careers of 31 intellectual disability nurses from England, UK and the Republic of Ireland, with at least thirty years experience. In both jurisdictions some participants had worked within long-stay institutions built in previous centuries, which have now all but closed; being replaced with smaller living configurations. Few practising intellectual disability nurses have experience of working in such institutions, and this makes it apposite to hear their important stories. Their narratives provide new insights into how these nurses have been marginalised from their professional group by a complex interplay of hegemonic tensions, parallel stigmatisation, recruitment issues, and emotional labour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intellectual Disability Nursing, marginalisation, careers
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2022 16:42
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 16:45
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50617

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