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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