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McClean, Katie; Guerin, Suzanne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: The present study investigated psychologists' views of the experience of death and bereavement among children with intellectual disabilities. Materials and Methods: Twelve psychologists with experience of working with children with intellectual disabilities (Educational = 2, Clinical = 8, and Behavioural analysts = 2; average years of…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Counselor Attitudes, Intellectual Disability, Children
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O'Keeffe, Lynsey; Guerin, Suzanne; McEvoy, John; Lockhart, Karen; Dodd, Philip – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: This paper considers the challenges regarding the development and use of self-report tools for sensitive, personal topics, in this case experiences of death and bereavement for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). These challenges are represented through the experience of the development of a self-report measure of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grief, Intellectual Disability, Death
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O'Malley, Grace; Irwin, Lynn; Syed, Akhtar Ali; Guerin, Suzanne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Although sexual abuse (SA) constitutes a significant problem in intellectual disability settings, little is known regarding how services support individuals with intellectual disability who have been abused. Method: Using a qualitative design, we explored how one voluntary community service, and in particular their psychology…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Intellectual Disability, Psychotherapy, Trust (Psychology)
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Nicholson, Emma; Guerin, Suzanne; Keogh, Fiona; Dodd, Philip – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Respite care is an essential support for people with intellectual disabilities and their families; however, there is limited evidence examining different models of respite care. The present research examined quality of life among adults with intellectual disabilities using three different models of respite services in Ireland. Method:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mild Intellectual Disability, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Residential Care
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Sheehan, Philomena; Guerin, Suzanne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: This study aimed to explore the range of emotions experienced by parents in the early years of managing their child's disability, to assess the relevance of the Dual Process Model in understanding these emotions within an adjustment process and to identify the types of support and information perceived by parents as helpful during this…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Emotional Response, Child Rearing, Parents
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Mac Giolla Phadraig, Caoimhin; Dougall, Alison; Stapleton, Siobhan; McGeown, Danielle; Nunn, June; Guerin, Suzanne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: In Ireland, people with learning disabilities have poor oral health. This is in part due to inappropriate oral health services. Recognising the value of inclusive approaches to research and healthcare planning, this study sought to include a group of people with learning disabilities in priority setting for oral health services in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Dental Health, Access to Health Care
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Ryan, Karen; Guerin, Suzanne; Dodd, Philip; McEvoy, John – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
Research is lacking on the effect of the deaths of fellow service users on people with intellectual disabilities. This qualitative study formed part of a project which aimed to describe the provision of palliative care to people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland and to assess the population's palliative care needs. We report on findings…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Death
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Harnett, Alison; Tierney, Edel; Guerin, Suzanne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
As part of a larger study to develop best practice recommendations for informing families of their child's disabilities, this study researched the elements of best practice required when communicating this news to families. It traced the convergence between these practice recommendations and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Disabilities, Identification, Focus Groups