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Commentary on “Communication is the key: improving outcomes for people with learning disabilities”

Bradshaw, Jill (2013) Commentary on “Communication is the key: improving outcomes for people with learning disabilities”. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 18 (3). pp. 141-145. ISSN 1359-5474. (doi:10.1108/TLDR-03-2013-0027) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to provide a commentary on Lewer and Harding's article about the use of “the open communication tool”(OCT). Design/methodology/approach – This article reviews the OCT as a method of both developing shared goals and understandings and identifying implementation issues. Findings – The OCT can provide a useful model when working in services. It might be enhanced by also including ways of systematically addressing the views of the person with a learning disability and their family members. Originality/value – Indirect interventions delivered in the way described may be problematic in that some research suggests that staff teams place greater value on knowledge that is directly gained by experience of working with the person. This raises questions relating to the model within which clinical services are often delivered to supported housing settings and whether this needs to change

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/TLDR-03-2013-0027
Uncontrolled keywords: Collaborative working, Experts, Experts by experience, Family, Indirect intervention, Involving families and people with learning disabi, Learning disabilities, Shared understanding
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 13:35 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34562 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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