The abuse of adults with learning disabilities and the role of the learning disability nurse
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The abuse of adults with learning disabilities and the role of the learning disability nurse

Robert Jenkins Senior Lecturer, School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan
Rachel Davies C Psychol Research Fellow, School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan

Abuse is commonly experienced by adults with learning disabilities. This article outlines the different forms of abuse that this group might experience, highlights the factors that makes people with learning disabilities vulnerable to abuse, discusses recent research into the prevalence of abuse and indicates how nurses can help to prevent abuse, including undertaking the role of advocacy.

Learning Disability Practice. 7, 2,30-37. doi: 10.7748/ldp2004.03.7.2.30.c1559