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Salmon, Rebecca; Holmes, Nan; Dodd, Karen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
This study describes research that was designed to explore the reflections and perspectives of staff who had experienced the change from institutional care to person-centred care and learn what factors had supported the change to, and continued adoption of, person-centred care. In-depth, semistructured interviews were conducted with seven…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Residential Institutions, Employees, Semi Structured Interviews
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Furniss, Kate Atkins; Loverseed, Annie; Lippold, Tessa; Dodd, Karen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
It is well established that people with Down's syndrome are more likely to develop dementia than other people and that onset of dementia is likely to occur earlier at an earlier age. The article reports on a specialist service for people with Down's syndrome and dementia. The service has offered dementia screening and assessment to people with…
Descriptors: Caring, Dementia, Semi Structured Interviews, Caregivers
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Mackey, Ellen; Dodd, Karen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
Following Beacroft & Dodd's (2009) audit of pain recognition and management within learning disability services in Surrey, it was recommended that learning disability services should receive training in pain recognition and management. Two hundred and seventy-five services were invited to participate, of which 197 services in Surrey accepted…
Descriptors: Pain, Recognition (Psychology), Health Services, Human Services
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Beacroft, Monica; Dodd, Karen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
An audit was conducted across Surrey to investigate pain recognition and management with people with learning disabilities. This section of the audit looked at what people with learning disabilities understood and experienced when they had pain compared to good practice from the literature. The results show that people with learning disabilities…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Assistive Technology
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Brown, Jennifer; Dodd, Karen; Vetere, Arlene – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
This paper is a narrative analysis of the accounts of six older people with Down's syndrome who spent part of their childhood in institutional environments. The study aimed to find out how the participants talked about themselves. Different types of narrative analysis were used, including those of Murray ("Qualitative psychology: a practical guide…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Older Adults, Institutionalized Persons, Personal Narratives
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Beacroft, Monica; Dodd, Karen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
This audit investigated residential staff beliefs around pain thresholds and strategies they adopt to recognise and manage pain in people with learning disabilities across Surrey. A structured interview was constructed to elicit information. Results demonstrated that pain is not being effectively recognised or managed by residential staff in…
Descriptors: Pain, Developmental Disabilities, Residential Institutions, Foreign Countries