Person-centred plans: empowering or controlling?
Anne-Marie Martin Intellectual disability nurse, Daughters of Charity, Lisnagry, Limerick
Eileen Carey Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick
Person-centred planning with people who have learning disabilities raises issues of power and control. Anne-Marie Martin and Eileen Carey describe how a woman with moderate intellectual disability was helped to develop her own person-centred approach to her care
Person-centred planning is not an activity ‘done’ to people with an intellectual disability; rather it is about the person taking the lead with those who are important to them (
Learning Disability Practice. 12, 1, 32-37. doi: 10.7748/ldp2009.02.12.1.32.c6856