Addressing the mental health needs of people with learning disabilities

M. Devine, L. Taggart

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It is now common policy in providing care for people with learning disabilities to ensure improved access to mainstream health services. Consequently, all nursing disciplines are required to have improved understanding about the physical and mental health needs of this client group. This article focuses on their mental health needs. It is predominantly targeted at mental health and learning disability nurses, but will be of interest to all nurses who increasingly come into contact with people with a learning disability and require insight into all aspects of their health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-48
Number of pages9
JournalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 16 Jul 2008


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