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Brown, Freddy Jackson; Cooper, Kate; Diebel, Tara – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
People with learning disabilities have higher levels of health needs compared with the general population (Nocon, 2006, Background evidence for the DRC's formal investigation into health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities or mental health problems. London and Manchester, Disability Rights Commission). Research has shown…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Disabilities, Barriers, Health Services
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Brown, Freddy Jackson; Guvenir, Jane – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
Government policy is that people with learning disabilities should have their healthcare needs met by mainstream services. This study interviewed the carers of 13 children with learning disabilities admitted to hospital for a period longer than 24 h. Nursing staff and two children were also interviewed. Five themes were identified as having a…
Descriptors: Hospitals, Children, Developmental Disabilities, Child Caregivers