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ERIC Number: EJ802190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Advocacy and the Learning Disability Nurse
Jenkins, Robert; Northway, Ruth
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v30 n1 p8-12 Mar 2002
Advocacy is often seen as an ideal role for nurses to undertake, especially when working with people who have a learning disability. However, advocacy is not without its risks and dilemmas for learning disability nurses. The present paper attempts to examine why people with learning disabilities may be viewed as vulnerable and why advocacy may be an appropriate activity to undertake. It explores some of the different types of advocacy and the dilemmas which learning disability nurses may face. Finally, guidance is offered on the type of role that learning disability nurses may take when acting as advocates on behalf of people with a learning disability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A