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Commentary on “The Confidential Inquiry into the deaths of people with learning disabilities – the story so far”

Commentary on “The Confidential Inquiry into the deaths of people with learning disabilities –... Purpose – This paper aims to provide a commentary on the previous paper in this issue “The Confidential Inquiry (CI) into the deaths of people with learning disabilities – the story so far.” Design/methodology/approach – The author considers the potential impact of the CI in reducing the health inequalities and premature deaths of people with learning disabilities. Findings – The author considers how the process of conducting the CI described in the paper will address the fundamental issues of indifference and discrimination documented in the Mencap report, Death by Indifference . Originality/value – The author suggests that, in conjunction with the findings that the CI will publish in the future, that the political will to change the way health services are delivered to people with learning disabilities in the future will be crucial. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tizard Learning Disability Review Emerald Publishing

Commentary on “The Confidential Inquiry into the deaths of people with learning disabilities – the story so far”

Tizard Learning Disability Review , Volume 16 (5): 3 – Oct 14, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1359-5474
DOI
10.1108/13595471111185738
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to provide a commentary on the previous paper in this issue “The Confidential Inquiry (CI) into the deaths of people with learning disabilities – the story so far.” Design/methodology/approach – The author considers the potential impact of the CI in reducing the health inequalities and premature deaths of people with learning disabilities. Findings – The author considers how the process of conducting the CI described in the paper will address the fundamental issues of indifference and discrimination documented in the Mencap report, Death by Indifference . Originality/value – The author suggests that, in conjunction with the findings that the CI will publish in the future, that the political will to change the way health services are delivered to people with learning disabilities in the future will be crucial.

Journal

Tizard Learning Disability ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 14, 2011

Keywords: Learning disabilities; Health inequalities; Premature deaths; Discrimination

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