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Dillenburger, Karola; McKerr, Lyn – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
Research-informed policy and practice is needed for older caregivers of adult sons/daughters with disabilities. These caregivers are often under tremendous stress because of failing health, financial pressures, bereavement and worry about the future of their sons/daughters. Twenty-nine older parents/caregivers of 27 adults with intellectual and/or…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Daughters, Caregivers, Developmental Disabilities
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Cameron, Lois; Murphy, Joan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
Research in the field of learning disability presents particular ethical challenges when obtaining consent from participants. This is further exacerbated when the nature of the research requires participation at all ability levels and involves people with communication impairments. The process of obtaining consent in a research study with 48…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Learning Disabilities, Ability, Ethics
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Bell, Dorothy M.; Espie, Colin A. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
People with learning disabilities who also exhibit challenging behaviour live in a social context that should be considered in order to understand and deal with their behaviours. This context includes the characteristics of staff members, and their satisfaction with the whole culture and environment in which they work. The social context will also…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, Males, Employee Attitudes