Here we explore the enormous implications that independence has for people with intellectual disabilities. After completing the activities, readers will be able to empathise with a client’s situation, appreciate the importance of continuous person-centred assessment in the promotion of independence, understand how barriers to the acquisition of necessary skills may be overcome, and balance potential risks against benefits. Clients’ independence needs to be a major part of the vision and practice of nurses working for people with intellectual disabilities.
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