Spirituality and learning disabilities: are they compatible?
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Spirituality and learning disabilities: are they compatible?

Wilfred McSherry Lecturer in Adult Nursing Studies, University of York

This article examines the concept of spirituality and its relationship with people with learning disabilities. It examines how ideas about spirituality and people's religious beliefs have changed in recent years as attempts have been made to deliver community-based patterns of care. The article also looks at how nurses and others can help to remove some of the barriers that prevent people with learning disabilities from receiving good quality spiritual care.

Learning Disability Practice. 3, 5,35-39. doi: 10.7748/ldp.3.5.35.s18

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