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End‐of‐life care and dying: issues raised by staff supporting older people with intellectual disability in community living services

This study explores the status of end-of-life care and dying of people with intellectual disability. End-of-life care entails complex interaction between the dying person and carers, other clients, health service providers and family members.

English literacy as a barrier to health care information for deaf people who use Auslan

BACKGROUND: This study sought to gain insight into how Deaf Australians who use Auslan as their primary language perceive their English literacy and if they feel that they can sufficiently access...

Enhancing the accessibility of public mental health services in Queensland to meet the needs of deaf people from an Indigenous Australian or culturally and linguistically diverse background

The aim of this paper was to identify the accessibility barriers that deaf people from an Indigenous Australian or culturally and linguistically diverse background encounter when attempting to access public mental health services in Queensland.

Evaluation of the Australian adaptation of the Keeping It Together (KIT‐Australia) information package with carers of children with special needs

The ‘Keeping It Together’ (KIT) information package is useful in meeting the information needs of children with special needs. This study found evidence in support of this claim in the Australian context.

Evaluation of the processes of family-centred care for young children with intellectual disability in Western Australia

This study assessed early intervention services for children with intellectual disability (ID) in Western Australia. It found that families were satisfied when respectful and supportive care was provided. By contrast, they were least happy when only general information was provided.

Evaluation of the Respite Support for Carers of Young People with Severe or Profound Disabilities Program (RSCYP)

This evaluation report describes how the Respite Support for Carers of Young People with Severe or Profound Disabilities Program (RSCYP) is successfully meeting some short term, immediate (or emergency) respite needs of carers who lack other respite options.

Examining the participation patterns of an ageing population with disabilities in Australia

This study examined the patterns of participation in physical activity of people with disabilities. Age, workload and type of disability affected the participation patterns of the older people in sports.

Facilitating Transition: Elements of Successful Case Management Practice for Older Parents of Adults with Intellectual Disability

This paper reports on an evaluation on “Options for Older Families" - two pilot programs which utilised intensive case management with access to discretionary funds to work with older carers on immediate needs and planning for the future.

Factors associated with the use of intrusive measures at a tertiary care facility for children and youth with mental health and developmental disabilities

This paper identified the factors associated with the use of intrusive measures among children with mental health and developmental disabilities in psychiatric facilities.

Factors associated with the use of mechanical restraint in disability services

Background Mechanical restraint refers to the use of materials or devices to restrict the behaviours of a person with a disability, where the restraint is neither for therapeutic purposes or...

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