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Community learning disability teams: developments, composition and good practice: a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18337302     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article presents the findings from a literature review related to community learning disability teams (CLDTs). Much of the existing literature on CLDTs is inspirational, theoretical or opinion based rather than evidence based. It was considered that current knowledge is insufficient to allow a systematic review; therefore a structured review of factors that impact on CLDTs was undertaken following some of the principles of a systematic review. The review covers historical and philosophical influences on the development of CLDTs; the structure and common composition of CLDTs; the main challenges facing CLDTs; and the barriers that impact on their effective working. Based on the available evidence a number of good practice suggestions are forwarded that have the potential to enhance the work undertaken by CLDTs, but it is acknowledged that there is a need for more research into the effectiveness of these teams.
Eamonn Slevin; Maria Truesdale-Kennedy; Roy McConkey; Owen Barr; Laurence Taggart
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of intellectual disabilities : JOID     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1744-6295     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-13     Completed Date:  2008-06-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101229024     Medline TA:  J Intellect Disabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-79     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Benchmarking / standards*
Case Management / organization & administration,  standards
Community Mental Health Services / organization & administration,  standards*
Cooperative Behavior
Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration,  standards
Education of Mentally Retarded / organization & administration,  standards*
Evidence-Based Medicine
Gatekeeping / organization & administration,  standards
Great Britain
Learning Disorders / therapy*
Mental Retardation / therapy*
Patient Care Team / organization & administration,  standards*
Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration,  standards

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