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Commentary on “A qualitative exploration of the life experiences of adults diagnosed with mild learning disabilities from minority ethnic communities”

Commentary on “A qualitative exploration of the life experiences of adults diagnosed with mild... Purpose – This paper seeks to provide a commentary on the previous paper in this issue “A qualitative exploration of the life experiences of adults diagnosed with mild learning disabilities from minority ethnic communities”. Design/methodology/approach – The commentary outlines the Valuing People White Paper and The Health Care Commission report Tackling the Challenge: Promoting Race Equality in the NHS in England , among others, as they relate to the author's research. Findings – Developing cultural knowledge is of fundamental importance in working towards race equality in mental health services for children and young people with learning disabilities Originality/value – Cultural competence refers to the ability to work effectively with individuals from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, or in settings where several cultures co‐exist. It includes the ability to understand the language, culture and behaviours of other individuals and groups, and to make appropriate recommendations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tizard Learning Disability Review Emerald Publishing

Commentary on “A qualitative exploration of the life experiences of adults diagnosed with mild learning disabilities from minority ethnic communities”

Tizard Learning Disability Review , Volume 16 (5): 4 – Oct 14, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1359-5474
DOI
10.1108/13595471111185710
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper seeks to provide a commentary on the previous paper in this issue “A qualitative exploration of the life experiences of adults diagnosed with mild learning disabilities from minority ethnic communities”. Design/methodology/approach – The commentary outlines the Valuing People White Paper and The Health Care Commission report Tackling the Challenge: Promoting Race Equality in the NHS in England , among others, as they relate to the author's research. Findings – Developing cultural knowledge is of fundamental importance in working towards race equality in mental health services for children and young people with learning disabilities Originality/value – Cultural competence refers to the ability to work effectively with individuals from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, or in settings where several cultures co‐exist. It includes the ability to understand the language, culture and behaviours of other individuals and groups, and to make appropriate recommendations.

Journal

Tizard Learning Disability ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 14, 2011

Keywords: Cultural competence; Learning disabilities; Ethnic minorities; Mental health services; Race equality

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