Death and learning disability: a vulnerability perspective

Sue Read (Department of Nursing, Keele University)
David Elliott (South Staffordshire Health Care Trust)

The Journal of Adult Protection

ISSN: 1466-8203

Publication date: 1 February 2003


People with learning disabilities often have to cope with death, dying and bereavement without being fully informed of the circumstances and sometimes without being told that death is imminent or indeed has occurred. This paper explores the issues associated with death and dying from the perspective of people with learning disabilities, and considers proactive ways of working in this sensitive area.



Read, S. and Elliott, D. (2003), "Death and learning disability: a vulnerability perspective", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 5-14.




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