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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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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, 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