The People in Control Conference at City University, London: "We have opinions to share about our lives"

Harding, Celia, Bukhari, Sabhooi, Harrison, Kirsty and Hickin, Julie (2012) The People in Control Conference at City University, London: "We have opinions to share about our lives". Tizard Learning Disability Review, 17 (4). pp. 169-176. ISSN 1359-5474

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Abstract

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to consider the benefits of service users contributing to university teaching and having opportunities to present at a conference, both for student learning and clinical development objectives as well as for the service users themselves. Design/methodology/approach With reference to current policies and good practice guidelines, the article reflects on the experiences of both the students and the service users in relation to the literature and the events that led to the People in Control Conference. Findings Students valued the experience in terms of developing knowledge and insight into different techniques to facilitate both receptive and expressive communication. Students also had opportunities to think about their own perceptions of disability. Service users have gained in communication confidence and competence as well as getting opportunities to have their voices heard. Originality/value Increased opportunities for service users have cultural and clinical benefits for all involved.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2020 00:20
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2021 00:35
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/77424
DOI: 10.1108/13595471211272514

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