Supporting parents caring for a child with a learning disability
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Supporting parents caring for a child with a learning disability

Anne Fitzpatrick Manager, Galway Sheltered Occupational Services, Ability West, Galway, Ireland
Maura Dowling Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Äras Moyola, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Parenting a child with a learning disability is a unique and often demanding experience. The learning disability nurse can play a key role in supporting parents and families by communicating effectively, providing information and working in partnership.

Correspondence anne_fitzpatrick@eircom.net

Nursing Standard. 22, 14,35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.12.22.14.35.c6302

Published in print: 12 December 2007

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