Meeting the Health Needs of People Who have a Learning Disability

Synopsis

The notion of addressing bad health and promoting good health among people with learning disabilities is relatively new. Concepts of 'normalization' of services, integration of people into local communities and providing an 'inclusive' (rather than exclusive) ethos for care have led to the understanding that people with learning disabilities have the right to be treated with the same respect as everyone else. Recognition of their spiritual, legal, political, and sexual rights has therefore been near the top of the agenda for some time now. The last piece in the jigsaw is recognition of their right to live long and healthy lives - the subject of this book.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John Brown
  • Marc Saunders
  • Mavis Arevalo
  • Steve Turner
  • Jeanette Thompson
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 2001