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Hutchison, Andrew; Kroese, Biza Stenfert – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Research evidence reveals that adults with learning disabilities who live in residential care facilities are being exposed to considerable variation in the standards of care they receive. High profile cases of substandard care have also raised concerns regarding the appropriateness of existing care provisions and practices. While attempts have…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Residential Care, Adults, Phenomenology
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Jones, Peter; Kroese, Biza Stenfert – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
The appropriateness and justification of physical restraint procedures in secure learning disability settings is an emotive issue. This paper examines the views of service users (n = 10) from secure residential facilities who are restrained frequently. Using a semi-structured interview schedule, Service users were interviewed about their restraint…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Ethics, Discipline, Behavior Problems
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Dunn, Andy; Kroese, Biza Stenfert; Thomas, Gail; McGarry, Alison; Drew, Pip – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2006
The White Paper "Valuing People" [Department of Health (DoH) (2001) "Valuing people: a new strategy for learning disability for the 21st century," London, HMSO] indicates that people with a learning disability need to become more actively involved in the decisions that affect their lives. This includes being offered active choices in access to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Access to Health Care, Psychological Services, Access to Information
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Bissell, Lianne; Phillips, Neil; Kroese, Biza Stenfert – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
Carers' behaviour is thought to contribute to the development and maintenance of challenging behaviour in people with learning disabilities (Emerson et al. 1995; Hastings & Remington 1994). The present study sought to investigate the effectiveness of a behavioural intervention in the management of such problem behaviours by means of a long-term…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Holistic Evaluation, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Caregivers
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Thomas, Gail; Kroese, Biza Stenfert – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
This study investigates 35 students with mild learning disabilities reactions to participating in a research project exploring their sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviour. Students completed an informed consent procedure prior to their participation in the sexuality research and all were interviewed using a confidential interview procedure.…
Descriptors: Tutors, Sexuality, Learning Disabilities, Special Education