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ERIC Number: EJ894713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Pain in People with Learning Disabilities in Residential Settings--The Need for Change
Beacroft, Monica; Dodd, Karen
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v38 n3 p201-209 Sep 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 Surrey. It highlighted the need for training for staff in how to recognise and manage pain, as well as the need for appropriate pain recognition tools and communication aids to be utilised to support people with learning disabilities to be able to communicate their pain to others. It also indicated the need for better communication between staff and other services that the person with learning disabilities accesses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)