Pathways to better health
Debra Moore Nurse Consultant, Learning Disabilities, Rampton Hospital Authority
Promoting health is a key feature of nursing practice but Debra Moore believes we must be clear about its meaning if clients are to feel empowered
The aim this article is to explore some of the issues in health promotion for people with a learning disability in order to identify strategies that can result in people feeling more empowered. Positive health can be interpreted in different ways depending on cultural, medical, social and holistic views. For people with learning disabilities, one particular representation of health has been particularly significant but, arguably, detrimental.
Learning Disability Practice. 3, 4, 12-16. doi: 10.7748/ldp2000.11.3.4.12.c1435