A survey of nursing and multidisciplinary team members' perspectives on the perceived contribution of intellectual disability clinical nurse specialists

Published on Nov 1, 2019in Journal of Clinical Nursing1.757
· DOI :10.1111/jocn.14990
Owen Doody13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UL: University of Limerick),
Eamonn Slevin13
Estimated H-index: 13
Laurence Taggart18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Ulster University)
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