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Nursing people with mental handicap

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Nursing in the field of mental handicap is presently in the process of great change. The reasons for the changes are many, but include the shift towards community-based care resulting first, from the 1971 White Paper, ‘Better Services for the Mentally Handicapped’ and later from the adoption of the philosophy of normalisation. This has meant a greater involvement of the social services and other agencies outside of traditional health care, in the continuing care of clients.

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© Ruth Chadwick & Win Tadd 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Applied Ethics Philosophy SectionUniversity of Wales College of CardiffUK
  2. 2.Gwent Health AuthorityUK

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