People with learning disabilities also need help in bereavement

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7060.822a (Published 28 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:822
  1. Sarah Huline-Dickens, Research assistant
  1. Department of Psychiatry of Disability, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR,—Dora Black advocates early intervention for bereaved children.1 We should also provide intervention for people with learning disabilities. There is often a mistaken belief that such people need to be protected from the knowledge of death either because they do not understand the concepts or because they will cause difficulties for others.

    Harper and Wadsworth have reported their preliminary findings that people with …

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