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Multi-agency working in support of people with intellectual disabilities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16144825     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although health and social services in Northern Ireland are jointly commissioned and delivered, the recent emphasis in government policy on multi-agency working for people with learning disabilities has not extended as yet to the region. A qualitative research study, with informants drawn from a range of sectors and agencies beyond health and social services, nonetheless identified at least 24 different organizations who were participating in some form of joint working. The benefits were seen to outweigh potential difficulties and respondents identified the factors that they had found facilitated joint working as well as the obstacles to it. These centred on the need to build relationships among participants, creating opportunities for partnership working to occur and increasing the capacity of individuals and organizations to work together. The need for further evaluation and research into system change and user involvement is highlighted.
Roy McConkey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of intellectual disabilities : JOID     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1744-6295     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-07     Completed Date:  2006-01-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101229024     Medline TA:  J Intellect Disabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-207     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Nursing, University of Ulster, N. Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Cooperative Behavior*
Interprofessional Relations*
Mental Retardation*
Northern Ireland
Social Support*
Social Work / organization & administration*

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