Insights into parenthood
Deborah Toone Community nurse, West Sussex Health and Social Care NHS Trust
Pauline McLaren Community nurse, West Sussex Health and social care NHS trust
Deborah Toone and Pauline McLaren discuss the merits of using an infant simulator with people who have learning disabilities and are thinking of having babies of their own
A growing number of people with learning disabilities either have babies or want to have one. On this topic, the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities notes: ‘It is important that parents with learning disabilities are treated in the same way, and are supported to have the same rights as other parents’ (Mental Health Foundation 1996).
Learning Disability Practice.
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