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Examining the support needs of ageing family carers in developing future plans for a relative with an intellectual disability

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Taggart, L., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., Ryan, A., & McConkey, R. (2012)
Examining the support needs of ageing family carers in developing future plans for a relative with an intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 16(3), 217-234. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629512456465
Background: Planning for the future care of adults with an intellectual disability after the main family carer ceases their care, continues to be a sensitive and difficult tim...

Breast cancer knowledge among women with intellectual disabilities and their experiences of receiving breast mammography

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Truesdale-Kennedy, M., Taggart, L., & McIlfatrick, S. (2011)
Breast cancer knowledge among women with intellectual disabilities and their experiences of receiving breast mammography. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(6), 1294-1304. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05595.x
Aim: This paper is a report of a descriptive study of understanding of breast cancer and experiences of breast mammography among women with an intellectual disability.Backgrou...

Supporting women with intellectual disabilities to access breast cancer screening: a healthcare professional perspective: Breast cancer screening for women with intellectual disability

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McIlfatrick, S., Taggart, L., & Truesdale-Kennedy, M. (2011)
Supporting women with intellectual disabilities to access breast cancer screening: a healthcare professional perspective: Breast cancer screening for women with intellectual disability. European Journal of Cancer Care, 20(3), 412-420. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2354.2010.01221.x
Cancer prevention has been identified as the most cost effective strategy for cancer control. This should extend to all groups including women with intellectual disability (ID...

People with learning disabilities admitted to an assessment and treatment unit: impact on challenging behaviours and mental health problems

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Slevin, E., McConkey, R., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., & Taggart, L. (2008)
People with learning disabilities admitted to an assessment and treatment unit: impact on challenging behaviours and mental health problems. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 15(7), 537-546. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2008.01262.x
This study describes the evaluation of an assessment and treatment unit for people with learning disabilities. Results showed the main reasons for admission for the 48 people ...

Community learning disability teams: developments, composition and good practice: A review of the literature

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Slevin, E., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., McConkey, R., Barr, O., & Taggart, L. (2008)
Community learning disability teams: developments, composition and good practice: A review of the literature. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 12(1), 59-79. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629507083583
This paper presents the findings from a literature review related to community learning disability teams (CLDT). There is a paucity of evidence-based literature on the effecti...

Community learning disability teams: Perceived effectiveness, multidisciplinary working and service user satisfaction

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Slevin, E., McConkey, R., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., Barr, O., & Taggart, L. (2007)
Community learning disability teams: Perceived effectiveness, multidisciplinary working and service user satisfaction. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 11(4), 329-342. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629507085271
The locus of care for people with learning disabilities has shifted from institutional/residential care to community care, with Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDTs) pro...

The impact on mothers of bringing up a child with intellectual disabilities: A cross-cultural study

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McConkey, R., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., Chang, M., Jarrah, S., & Shukri, R. (2008)
The impact on mothers of bringing up a child with intellectual disabilities: A cross-cultural study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45(1), 65-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2006.08.007
Background: Most research into the impact on mothers of having a child with an intellectual disability has been done in Western cultures. These mothers are at increased risk o...

Reactions of nurses and therapists in mainstream health services to contact with people who have learning disabilities

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McConkey, R., & Truesdale, M. (2000)
Reactions of nurses and therapists in mainstream health services to contact with people who have learning disabilities. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32(1), 158-163. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2648.2000.01413.x
Government policy in the United Kingdom is to make the National Health Service accessible to all citizens including those who hitherto may have relied on specialist services. ...