Royal Society Of Medicine Forum For Intellectual Disability Student Prize 2005
'Thinking Nurse" would like to be the first to congratulate Jadwiga Irska of Manchester University and Salford University on winning the Royal Society of Medicine Forum for Intellecutual Disability Student Prize.
Jadwiga won the prize for an innovative and interesting health promotion project in a forensic institution for people with learning disabilities.
In particular she looked at sexual health promotion issues, around preventing testicular cancer, in a population that included people who had committed sexual offences.
Irska took on the ethical and other issues involved in a courageous and innovative way, and fully deserves the prize awarded by the RSM.
Jadwiga Irska is a student of learning disability nursing and social work at Manchester and Salford Universities