What is it about?
This article explores the connection between emotions and health for people with learning disabilities and shows how the way people with learning disabilities feel is a good source in engaging them to gain a better understanding of their health.
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Why is it important?
People with learning disabilities are know to have poorer health than the general population and is often associated with poor communication and inability to recognise signs and symptoms of health issues. Hence the importance of utilising different methods of teaching people with learning disabilities about understanding their health and feelings connected with feeling unwell.
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This page is a summary of: Helping service users to take control of their health, Learning Disability Practice, March 2015, RCNi, DOI: 10.7748/ldp.18.3.26.e1612.
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