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Sutton, Paul; Gates, Bob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Historically, the emotional lives and mental health needs of adults with learning disabilities received scant attention, especially when the policy of institutionalisation was at its zenith in the UK. Materials and Methods: This case study employed biographical narrative interviews based on a psychosocial approach. The main sources of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Intellectual Disability, Psychological Needs
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Sawhney, Indermeet; Zia, Asif; Adams, Danielle; Gates, Bob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: It is well established that valproate, and its valproic acid, sodium valproate, and valproate semisodium forms is a highly teratogenic drug and evidence suggests that use in pregnancy leads to physical birth defects in 10% of children born compared with a background rate of 2% to 3%. Congenital malformations associated with valproate…
Descriptors: Females, Intellectual Disability, At Risk Persons, Pregnancy
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Sawhney, Indermeet; Zia, Asif; Gates, Bob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
In the UK, the Mental Health Tribunal is a long-established safeguard for patients detained under the Mental Health Act. This gives such patients an effective appeal mechanism to ensure legal protection of their liberty. This act contains sections that allow for civil detention in the case of mental disorder. The right to apply to the tribunal…
Descriptors: Patients, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Mental Health
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Mafuba, Kay; Gates, Bob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
International studies have shown poor uptake of public health initiatives by people with learning disabilities. In addition, studies have shown that people with learning disabilities experience poor access to public health services. The contribution of community learning disability nurses in meeting the public health needs of people with learning…
Descriptors: Investigations, Public Health, Nurses, Caregiver Role
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Castles, Amy; Bailey, Carol; Gates, Bob; Sooben, Roja – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
It has been well documented that people with learning disabilities receive poor care in acute settings. Over the last few years, a number of learning disability liaison nurse services have developed in the United Kingdom as a response to this, but there has been a failure to systematically gather evidence as to their effectiveness. This article…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Nursing, Health Services, Nurses