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Out of the Shadows: A report on the sexual health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities in Northern Ireland.

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Lafferty, Attracta, Simpson, Audrey and McConkey, Roy (2006) Out of the Shadows: A report on the sexual health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities in Northern Ireland. Family Planning Association (NI) . Family Palnning Asscoaition UK. 112 pp. [Research report (external)]

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Abstract

Source of dataThis report is based on data collected through interviews and self-completionquestionnaires. This is backed up with information from focus groups and a conferenceworkshop. Further details are available in the methodology section in Chapter one.Structure and layout of the reportChapter one provides background information as well as the rationale, aims andobjectives of the project. This chapter also focuses on the key principles thatgoverned the methods used, with particular emphasis on those that were morepertinent to people with learning disabilities. Chapter two presents the fi ndingsfrom people with learning disabilities. Chapter three and four relates to fi ndingsfrom signifi cant others in the lives of people with learning disabilities, that is, familycarers and front-line staff. Chapter fi ve focuses on relationships and sexualityeducation (RSE) for people with learning disabilities and includes the views ofprofessionals and signifi cant others. The fi nal chapter presents some conclusionsand recommendations.Summaries are provided at the end of each chapter.

Item Type:Research report (external)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ID Code:18334
Deposited By:Prof Roy McConkey
Deposited On:18 May 2011 12:41
Last Modified:18 May 2011 12:41

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