Improving the health of people with a learning disabilities: a public health nursing approach final literature review report

Mafuba, Kay, Forster, Marc ORCID: 0000-0002-5942-3169, Kupara, Dorothy and Gates, Bob ORCID: 0000-0001-7822-6905 (2018) Improving the health of people with a learning disabilities: a public health nursing approach final literature review report. Project Report. University of West London / Public Health England, London, UK. (In Press)

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Abstract

The purpose of the mixed methods systematic review of literature was to summarise the best evidence available in order to inform the development of a robust suite of evidence based high impact areas, which relate to key areas that will support prevention, and local delivery of support for people with LD. The review also sought to summarise evidence available on the role and impact of learning disability nurses in meeting the public health needs of people with LD.

There is some evidence to support the emerging themes, the literatures are limited in robustness and scope. The public health practice of learning disabilities nurses need to be understood in the context of the complexity and changing needs of people with learning disabilities.Rates of pre-mature mortality is still significantly high for people with learning disabilities and it is our considered view that specific work is undertaken to highlight the positive contributions learning disabilities nurses can contribute to the reduction in some of highest areas of prevalence premature mortality.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Subjects: Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health
Medicine and health > Nursing > Learning disabilities nursing
Medicine and health > Nursing
Depositing User: Kay Mafuba
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 08:36
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2018 08:36
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5194

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