Helping people cope with bereavement
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Helping people cope with bereavement

Hannah Young Researcher at Promoting a More Inclusive Society (PAMIS), University of Dundee
Brenda Garrard Research assistant at PAMIS, University of Dundee
Loretto Lambe Chief executive of PAMIS, University of Dundee
James Hogg Emeritus professor at White Top Research Unit, University of Dundee

Hannah Young and colleagues discuss how to help individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their family and paid carers who have experienced loss

This article reports on research by the family-support organisation Promoting a More Inclusive Society into bereavement and loss among people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLDs) and their carers. The researchers held a series of interviews and focus groups to enable parents, carers and professionals to share their experiences of loss, and thereby to identify whether they were being supported adequately. Information gathered from these meetings informed the development of a learning resource pack that explores the experiences of bereavement and loss among people with PMLDs, and the needs of bereaved parents and carers.

Learning Disability Practice. 17, 6,16-20. doi: 10.7748/ldp.17.6.16.e1540

Correspondence

h.young@dundee.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 24 February 2014

Accepted: 07 May 2014