New guidelines have been released on the UK Breaking Bad News website, on talking about death to people with intellectual disability:
On this downloadable sheet you can fill in someone’s current ‘framework of knowledge’, describing a singular chunk of knowledge in each empty box. You can also describe the chunks of knowledge that need to be added.Earlier posts on resources from this project are here (2012) and here (2013)
Managing Grief Better: People With Intellectual Disabilities
Prof Sheila Hollins, Intellectual Disability and Health, February 2016It is imperative that all people, including those with learning disabilities, are able to access the supports given in their culture to understand death and loss.
- This article is a substantially re-written version of one that appeared in The Habilitative Mental Healthcare Newsletter, May/June 1995, Vol. 14 No. 3.