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Keywords:

  • Down syndrome;
  • health;
  • learning disability

Abstract

This paper describes how a group of five older adults with Down's syndrome decided what they wanted from their doctor. The group worked out what they meant by health. The group also looked at what it was OK for a doctor to ask or do. They made lists of these. The group decided that being healthy means being able to do things. Feelings, of being scared for example, are an important part of being ill. Older adults with Down's syndrome are able to say what they want from their doctor. They can be helped to do this by working together in a small group.