The purpose of this paper is to discuss the role of clinical psychologists in promoting compassionate cultures within intellectual disability services.
This is a commentary paper which draws on Albee’s (1983, 2000) social justice model as a theoretical framework for the primary prevention of the mental health consequences of social injustice.
Albee’s model conceptualises three interconnected areas including; the individual or micro-level, the organisational or meso-level and the level of social structures, policies and ideology or macro-level. Where possible, specific examples were used to highlight how the authors are currently contributing to this agenda through work that is already underway and areas for development within the service.
As a commentary paper this discusses current practice and ideas for future practice but does not present original data.
Beard, K. and Barter, B. (2016), "“What can we do?” Compassionate care and the potential role of clinical psychologists working within intellectual disability services post-Francis and Winterbourne", Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 10 No. 6, pp. 324-332. https://doi.org/10.1108/AMHID-09-2016-0027Download as .RIS
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