Constructing a model of professional practice
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Constructing a model of professional practice

Jonathan Beebee Chief operations officer, Learning disabilities charity Waymarks
Samuel Abdulla Learning disability nurse, NHS Lothian

Jonathan Beebee and Samuel Abdulla explain how they gathered opinions about the need for, and content of, a framework for service providers

An article in Learning Disability Practice last year argued the need for a model for learning disability care, and so a small-scale opinion survey and facilitated discussion on social media were conducted to gauge support for the proposal. The results suggest a desire for such a model among participants, although questions were raised about how it could be achieved while maintaining the core values of learning disability care. This article explores further what the model might need to comprise to ensure sustainable and progressive practice.

Learning Disability Practice. 17, 4,16-21. doi: 10.7748/ldp2014.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 15 October 2013

Accepted: 03 March 2014