Importance of good relationships between carers and professionals
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Importance of good relationships between carers and professionals

Neil James Senior lecturer, University of South Wales

Neil James reviews what people who care for relatives with intellectual disabilities say about the support they receive from practitioners

This article presents the findings of a literature review of research into the relationships between family carers of people with intellectual disabilities and professionals. The review reports on what family carers themselves have said about these relationships, what they want from professionals and how their relationships can be improved.

Learning Disability Practice. 17, 8, 25-37. doi: 10.7748/ldp.17.8.25.e1573


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 13 June 2014

Accepted: 12 August 2014

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