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Title: Involving users with learning difficulties in health improvement: lessons from inclusive learning disability research
Author: Walmsley, J.
Date Published: 2004
Reference: Nursing Inquiry, 11(1), 54-64
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known


The author reflects on her experience of working with people with learning difficulties on health-related research, to draw out the lessons that could inform practice. She discusses the tensions between ensuring the research produces high-quality information and ensuring a high-quality involvement process. She also comments on accessibility issues, and the need to include those with the most severe impairments, rather than relying on the most able people with learning difficulties. She concludes that it is important to ensure involvement brings added value, given the high cost of doing it well.

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Categories: health
reflecting on public involvement in research
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Date Entered: 2012/03/26

Date Edited: 2012/03/26

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