Ethical issues on psychotropic medication for people with learning disabilities,

Date

2010

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Volume Title

Publisher

Emerald

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

There is an over use of psyhotropic medication with people with learning disabilities. Many of these individuals do not have the capacity to understand and retain the relevant information about the use and effectiveness of medication. Professionals and health care practitioners need to be fully aware of the ethical and legal issues in the use and administration of psychotropic medication

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Keywords

Learning disabilities, intellectual disability, medication, ethical and legal issues

Citation

Raghavan, R. and Patel, P. (2010) Ethical issues on psychotropic medication for people with learning disabilities. Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, 4 (3), pp. 34-38.

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Research Institute

Mary Seacole Research Centre