Economic changes impacted job satisfaction for health care professionals working in services for people with intellectual disability

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Zube, Janine
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BA (Hons) in Social Science
Dublin Business School
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This research was conduct to gain an in depth inside on how recent economic changes have impacted on health care professional job satisfaction working with people with an intellectual disability. Data had been collected using the method of semi structured individual and group interviews. The main aim was to attain close up insight on the effect and impact economical and organisational implementation under the aspect of changes in services, professional identity, support network and job satisfaction have in relation of the diverse range of healthcare professionals working within services for people with intellectual disability. This research finds that the area of services provided have been significantly impacted by cutbacks. It was highlighted health care professionals felt as much impacted by organisational implementations of limitations and reveal a number of factors contributing to low job satisfaction.