Improving services through co-operative learning
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Improving services through co-operative learning

Deirdre Corby Lecturer, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland
Eamonn Slevin Reader, School of Nursing at the University of Ulster, Newtownabbey
Wendy Cousins Lecturer, School of Nursing at the University of Ulster, Newtownabbey

Deirdre Corby and colleagues outline the development of a university degree-level module on service change for people with intellectual disabilities, their families and carers

This article describes a project in which people with intellectual disabilities, their families and care staff were taught how to collaborate in the improvement of services. After forming teams, and with the support of academic supervisors and service-based mentors, they undertook a university module based on co-operative learning about services. The process was found to be effective in translating legislation and policy into practice, and was appreciated by those who took part.

Learning Disability Practice. 16, 2,28-30. doi: 10.7748/ldp2013.03.16.2.28.e689

Correspondence

deirdre.corby@dcu.ie

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 14 August 2012

Accepted: 30 August 2012