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Ethical Approaches to Physical Interventions

01 March 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Book Review

This is the second volume of what is a useful book; volume one was published seven years ago. In an ideal world physical interventions would have no place in the...

All About Me

29 May 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Book review

Sharing information with a child that they have autism is difficult, but it begins a process of parents jointly exploring with their child what such a diagnosis...

Brief Guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005

01 October 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Book Review

THE FIVE principles that frame the implications of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 for people with learning disabilities and which are comprehensively covered in this...

The importance of ethics

01 April 2009

Learning Disability Practice


APPLIED or normative ethics is a branch of philosophy that includes righteousness, rules of conduct, virtues and one’s responsibilities in actions, thinking,...

Experiences of family life with an autism assistance dog

06 May 2010

Learning Disability Practice


This article examines the day-to-day experiences of parents living with an assistance dog for their autistic child, and that of the whole family. Seven such parents...

Being heard: aiding public participation in decision making

05 October 2011

Learning Disability Practice


It is increasingly important that people have input into the services they receive. However, research suggests that service users and their carers need support to...

Enhancing the truthfulness, consistency and transferability of a qualitative study: utilising a manifold of approaches

01 January 2000

Nurse Researcher

Issues in research

This paper presents a discussion of research methods that were used to enhance the truthfulness, consistency and transferability of the findings from a qualitative...

Improving services through co-operative learning

01 March 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article describes a project in which people with intellectual disabilities, their families and care staff were taught how to collaborate in the improvement of...

Nurses’ attitudes to the extension and expansion of their clinical roles

08 September 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurses are increasingly being asked to extend or expand their traditional roles, often for reasons other than their own professional development. This study, across...