The other side of life
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The other side of life

Linda Sawley Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire
Pat Fleming , Parent

Linda Sawley introduces an account by Pat Fleming, who describes the ups and downs of life with a son who has a learning disability

Listening to parents is an important part of any children’s nurse’s day. Sometimes nurses only give lip service to what parents are saying: Kenyon and Barnett (2001) discuss the importance of listening to parents, and allowing a true partnership to take place, rather than merely paying lip service to this ideal. This is further emphasised by Sawley (2002) who explores the concept of using a consumer group to find out what parents want for their children.

Learning Disability Practice. 6, 4, 16-21. doi: 10.7748/ldp.6.4.16.s17

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