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What are the support needs of women with learning disabilities who have been abused?

McCarthy, Michelle (2016) What are the support needs of women with learning disabilities who have been abused? Tizard Learning Disability Review, 21 (1). pp. 39-42. ISSN 1359-5474. (doi:10.1108/TLDR-09-2015-0036) (KAR id:55244)

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Purpose: In discussing some of the issues arising from the article, this commentary aims to draw readers’ attention to the various support needs women with learning disabilities may have. Design/methodology/approach: Critical analysis based on review of literature and the author’s research and practice based experience.Findings : Women with learning disabilities have similar support needs to other women who have experienced violence and abuse. However, in order to get their needs met, they need access to information, support from professionals and to share experiences with other women.Originality/value: This commentary encourages readers to view the abuse of women with learning disabilities in a broad social context and to use all the knowledge available to protect and empower individuals, whilst at the same time demanding social changes to end discrimination and abuse.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/TLDR-09-2015-0036
Uncontrolled keywords: Women with LD abuse Support needs
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women > HQ1236 Women and the state. Women's rights. Women's political activity
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Michelle McCarthy
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 14:49 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 12:20 UTC
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