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Title: Attitudes of mainstream health care professionals towards people with a learning disability
Author: Lewis, Sharna
ISNI:       0000 0001 3609 1248
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2005
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Ibis thesis is submitted in part fulfilment ofthe requirements for the degree of Clin.Psy.D. at the School ofPsychology , University ofBirmingham. It comprises both the research and clinical work carried out over the course oftraining. Throughout the thesis all identifying information has been changed to ensure confidentiality of clients and participants. Volume 1 comprises the research component ofthe thesis. The first paper is a review ofthe literature ofthe attitudes ofmainstream health professionals towards adults with a learning disability and the factors that affect these attitudes. Ibis paper has been prepared for submission to Clinical Psychology Review. The second paper is an investigation of nursing staff attitudes and emotions towards patients with learning disabilities in a general hospital setting. Ibis paper has been prepared for submission to the Journal ofApplied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. Appendices follow the second paper that provides additional details ofthe research process and an executive summary ofthe findings ofthe empirical paper. Volume two ofthe thesis consists offive clinical practice reports, which were submitted as examples ofclinical work and clinically related research over the course of training. These reports include a systemic and behavioural formulation ofa sixyear- old girl presenting with behavioural difficulties, a case study ofa 44-year-old woman referred to a community mental health team who presented with symptoms of anxiety, a small scale service related project, a single case experimental design research report and an abstract from an oral presentation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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