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ERIC Number: EJ873763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Reducing Health Inequalities in Scotland: The Involvement of People with Learning Disabilities as National Health Service Reviewers
Campbell, Martin; Martin, Mike
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v38 n1 p49-58 Mar 2010
Reducing health inequalities is a key priority for the Scottish Government. Health authorities are expected to meet quality targets. The involvement of people with learning disabilities in health service review teams has been one of the initiatives used in by National Health Service Quality Improvement Scotland to empower patients and improve health services. This paper describes this initiative, how it was planned, and an evaluation by health staff, carers and people with learning disabilities. Recommendations are made to ensure the future success of this type of initiative in Scotland and elsewhere. This initiative was evaluated positively and tested traditional assumptions, challenging the power imbalance in patient-provider relationships. Theory and the practice of including people with learning disabilities as "expert patient" reviewers are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)