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Willis, D. (2014). Inconsistencies in the roles of family- and paid- carers in monitoring health issues in people with learning disabilities: some implications for the integration of health and social care. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 43, 24-31. doi:10.1111/bld.12082. ISSN 1354-4187
•This paper looks at the views of paid- and family-carers about discussing health matters with people with learning disabilities.
•The author found that th...
Ramsay, P., Huby, G., Rattray, J., Salisbury, L. G., Walsh, T. S. & Kean, S. (2012). A longitudinal qualitative exploration of healthcare and informal support needs among survivors of critical illness: the RELINQUISH protocol. BMJ Open. 2doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001507. ISSN 2044-6055
Introduction and background: Survival following
critical illness is associated with a significant burden of
physical, emotional and psychosocial morbidity.
Recovery can be pro...
Lin, M., Macmillan, M. & Brown, N. (2012). A grounded theory longitudinal study of carers' experiences of caring for people with dementia. Dementia. 11, 181-197. doi:10.1177/1471301211421362. ISSN 1471-3012
Introduction Increasingly the provision of care for older people with dementia has shifted from institutions to the community. This has resulted in an increase in burden and a...
Willis, D., Wishart, J. G. & Muir, W. J. (2009). Carer knowledge and experiences with menopause in women with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. 7, 42-48. doi:10.1111/j.1741-1130.2010.00246.x. ISSN 1741-1122
Overall life expectancy for women with intellectual disabilities (ID) is now significantly extended, and many will live long enough to experience menopause. Little is known ab...
Willis, D., Kennedy, C., Kilbride, L., Satge, D., & Sullivan, S. G. (2008). Breast cancer surveillance in women with intellectual disabilities. International journal on disability and human development, 7, 405-412. doi:10.1515/IJDHD.2008.7.4.405
Powrie, E. (2001). Caring for adults with a learning disability in the community. British Journal of Nursing. 10(14), 928-934. doi:10.12968/bjon.2001.10.14.5281. ISSN 0966-0461
A recurring theme within the literature is gaps in the delivery of services for people with a learning disability living in the community. These gaps occur between health prof...
Brown, M. (2004). Promoting Health, Supporting Inclusion: Developments in the Nursing and Midwifery Contributions to Improving the Health of People with Intellectual Disabilities in Scotland. International Journal of Nursing in Intellectual and Developmental Disability. 2, 3-12
Public policy within Scotland is directed towards social inclusion and health improvement for all citizens. Since political devolution in Scotland in 1999, there has been a co...