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Information that informs rather than alienates families with disabled children: developing a model of good practice

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Information that informs rather than alienates families with disabled children: developing a model of good practice. / Mitchell, W; Sloper, P.

In: Health and Social Care in the Community, Vol. 10, No. 2, 03.2002, p. 74-81.

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Mitchell, W & Sloper, P 2002, 'Information that informs rather than alienates families with disabled children: developing a model of good practice', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 74-81.

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Mitchell, W., & Sloper, P. (2002). Information that informs rather than alienates families with disabled children: developing a model of good practice. Health and Social Care in the Community, 10(2), 74-81.

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Mitchell W, Sloper P. Information that informs rather than alienates families with disabled children: developing a model of good practice. Health and Social Care in the Community. 2002 Mar;10(2):74-81.

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Mitchell, W ; Sloper, P. / Information that informs rather than alienates families with disabled children: developing a model of good practice. In: Health and Social Care in the Community. 2002 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 74-81.

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