A student’s reflection on a day service placement
Carla Whittaker Third-year learning disability nursing student, University of Chester
Nursing student Carla Whittaker’s beliefs about learning disability nursing were influenced by a placement in a day service
The modernisation of day services is being promoted by the government through a five-year programme aimed at ensuring that people with a learning disability lead purposeful lives. This includes the promotion of social integration of people with learning disabilities in the wider community. However, on a student placement the author found that involving people with learning disabilities in activities in the community can be challenging because of the general public’s negative attitudes.
Learning Disability Practice. 12, 4,21-23. doi: 10.7748/ldp2009.05.12.4.21.c6996