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Education and training for learning disability practice: Key messages from contemporary literature

Crickmore, Debbie; Wray, Jane

Authors

Mrs Debbie Crickmore D.J.Crickmore@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer in Learning Disability and Programme Director for BSc Nursing (Learning Disability)

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Dr Jane Wray J.Wray@hull.ac.uk
Director of Research, Senior Lecturer in Nursing



Abstract

Over the last quarter of a century, much attention has justifiably been given to the closure of long-stay hospitals and the subsequent community-based experiences of people with learning disabilities.This has inevitably led to debate regarding how best they might continue to be supported, and by whom. Having identified a range of accredited provision currently available to prepare or develop staff working with adults with learning disabilities in the United Kingdom, this article reviews a range of contemporary literature relating to education in learning disability health and social care that is typically produced and viewed in isolation. Four themes are identified: training social carers, user involvement, (inter)professional practice and work-based learning. Key messages emerge from these themes to form recommendations for the future education of learning disability practitioners across the workforce. © The Author(s), 2009.

Journal Article Type Review
Publication Date Dec 1, 2009
Print ISSN 1744-6295
Electronic ISSN 1744-6309
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 4
Pages 291-304
APA6 Citation Crickmore, D., & Wray, J. (2009). Education and training for learning disability practice: Key messages from contemporary literature. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 13(4), 291-304. doi:10.1177/1744629509355725
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629509355725
Keywords Health Professions (miscellaneous); Psychiatry and Mental health
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