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Journal article

Sexual abuse and adults with learning disabilities

Authors:
TURK Vicky, BROWN Hilary
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap, 20(2), June 1992, pp.56-59.
Publisher:
British Institute of Mental Handicap

Reports the findings of a survey of victims in one Health Region and outlines implications.

Journal article

The sexual abuse of adults with learning disabilities: results of a two-year incidence survey

Authors:
TURK Vicky, BROWN Hilary
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap Research, 6(3), 1993, pp.193-216.
Publisher:
BIMH Publications

Reports the results of the largest survey to date of the sexual abuse of adults with learning disabilities. Existing knowledge is reviewed in the light of complex methodological and definition issues that exist and limit any work undertaken. The few existing studies of sexual abuse of adults with learning disabilities are described. Details of the current survey of sexual abuse carried out by the University of Kent and funded by the Rowntree Foundation are then provided. Details results of the survey are presented followed by a discussion of their implications and comparability with previous research.

Journal article

An abuse of power

Author:
BROWN Hilary
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 29.10.92, 1992, pp.15-17.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

A study by the author reveals the extent of abuse of adults with learning difficulties. Considers how staff should be guided in dealing with it.

Journal article

Defining sexual abuse as it affects adults with learning disabilities

Authors:
BROWN Hilary, TURK Vicky
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap, 20(2), June 1992, pp.44-55.
Publisher:
British Institute of Mental Handicap

Aims to clarify definitions of sexual abuse involving people with learning disabilities: examines acts which are committed, issues of consent and suggests a scheme for assessing, potentially abusive relationships.

Book

Normalisation: a reader for the nineties

Editors:
BROWN Hilary, SMITH Helen
Publisher:
Tavistock/Routledge
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
111p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

Combines various perspectives on normalisation, exploring the discrepancies between the ideal and the reality and draws comparisons with other theoretical frameworks.

Book

Dying matters: a workbook on caring for people with learning disabilities who are terminally ill

Authors:
BROWN Hilary, BURNS Sophie, FLYNN Margaret
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
132p.,loose-leaf
Place of publication:
London

Dying Matters is a workbook for support staff and managers in learning disability services to help them address the needs of people with learning disabilities who are dying, and to explore their role in providing care and support. It will assist staff and managers to talk together about how to support someone in their service who is dying and/or plan ahead for the time when someone in their service needs care through terminal illness. It will also provide a guide to the roles of healthcare professionals and how best to communicate and work with them in the best interests of the dying person. The workbook is based on a research study funded by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities as part of the Growing Older with Learning Disabilities (GOLD) programme. It includes case studies of people who had been terminally ill while living in a range of residential services. People with learning disabilities should have good support and care when they are terminally ill. What does this mean in practice for staff working in residential and group settings? How can hospice staff best address the needs of people with learning disabilities? How can health professionals, home managers and support staff work together? How can they involve family members sensitively? By exploring the themes in this workbook and planning ahead, everyone can play their part in ensuring that there will be a range of high quality care and support consistently available to people with learning disabilities when they are dying.

Journal article

A rights-based approach to abuse of women with learning disabilities

Author:
BROWN Hilary
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 9(4), October 2004, pp.41-44.
Publisher:
Emerald

Provides a brief overview of abuse and protection with particular focus on women with learning disabilities, who face double oppression as the intersection of gender and disability making them particularly vulnerable to sexual violence and exploitation. Reviews some useful models of abuse, to guide practice and frame further research, and reflects the Department of Health guidance No secrets (2000), which has resulted in a coherent framework for use throughout local authorities and other statutory agencies to address abuse against all vulnerable adults.

Journal article

Common cause

Author:
BROWN Hilary
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 13.11.97, 1997, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author looks at the issue of the discrimination faced by people with learning difficulties in the justice system, and places it within a wider context of social prejudice and oppression.

Journal article

What price theory if you cannot afford the bus fare: normalization and leisure services for people with learning disabilities

Author:
BROWN Hilary
Journal article citation:
Health and Social Care in the Community, 2(3), May 1994, pp.153-159.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Explores whether normalization theory can provide a useful framework against which to assess the relevance of leisure activity as part of day or residential services to people with learning disabilities. Changing attitudes and patterns of leisure are discussed. Costs and benefits of segregated leisure activities are reviewed.

Journal article

'An Ordinary Sexual Life?': a review of the normalisation principle as it applies to the sexual options of people with learning difficulties

Author:
BROWN Hilary
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 9(2), 1994, pp.123-144.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This paper explains why the normalisation principle has had so little effect on the sexual options open to people with learning disabilities. It analyses discourses about services and about sexuality and suggests that one implicit role of services is the regulation of sexuality and the creation of sexual boundaries. The paper questions whether there are homogeneous sexual values, and challenges the assumption that sexuality is 'natural' arguing that this view is simplistic and hides the extent to which rules about sexual behaviour are applied on the basis of social inequalities. Thus, the paper explores assumptions about sexuality, normality and integration and reinstates all three concepts to a problematical status. It questions the ways in which people with learning disabilities are really free to be 'sexual' and the penalties they face in breaking out of the roles which have been prescribed for them.

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