A practical response to masturbation working with people with profound and multiple disabilities

A practical response to masturbation working with people with profound and multiple disabilities COMMENT AR Y A practical response to masturbation: working with people with profound and multiple disabilities. Caroline Downs DEPARTMENT OF LEARNING DISABILITY, l how can we be certain that we are not simply UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL,NOTTINGHAM resolving a ‘problem’ in a manner which makes us as staff feel more comfortable or safer or Suzanne Farrell SCOPE SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS WITH more liberal — or however it is we want to be CEREBRAL PALSY AND LEARNING DISABILITIES and to be seen to be? owns and Craft (this issue) have given Sometimes, of course, we scarcely notice the Dan overview of some of the theoretical behaviour because it is such a frequent occurrence. considerations when working with people with Doing nothing and hoping the matter will go profound and multiple impairments. This paper away is irresponsible. Assuming non-sexual causes outlines some of the pertinent issues when putting for the behaviour — irritating clothes or attention theory into practice. The behaviour or communica- seeking — may not be the ‘safe’ option it appears tion which seems to give rise to the most concern to be. Carson points to the law of negligence among staff is that of a client touching or rubbing compelling http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tizard Learning Disability Review Emerald Publishing

A practical response to masturbation working with people with profound and multiple disabilities

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1359-5474
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10.1108/13595474199600016
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COMMENT AR Y A practical response to masturbation: working with people with profound and multiple disabilities. Caroline Downs DEPARTMENT OF LEARNING DISABILITY, l how can we be certain that we are not simply UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL,NOTTINGHAM resolving a ‘problem’ in a manner which makes us as staff feel more comfortable or safer or Suzanne Farrell SCOPE SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS WITH more liberal — or however it is we want to be CEREBRAL PALSY AND LEARNING DISABILITIES and to be seen to be? owns and Craft (this issue) have given Sometimes, of course, we scarcely notice the Dan overview of some of the theoretical behaviour because it is such a frequent occurrence. considerations when working with people with Doing nothing and hoping the matter will go profound and multiple impairments. This paper away is irresponsible. Assuming non-sexual causes outlines some of the pertinent issues when putting for the behaviour — irritating clothes or attention theory into practice. The behaviour or communica- seeking — may not be the ‘safe’ option it appears tion which seems to give rise to the most concern to be. Carson points to the law of negligence among staff is that of a client touching or rubbing compelling

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Tizard Learning Disability ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1996

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