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Challenges in Implementing Wellness Approaches in Childhood Disability Services: Views from the field

This study investigates the extent to which wellness approaches are implemented routinely in childhood disability services by allied health therapists.

Challenging Australia's "closed" model of neonatal care: the need for reform following Re baby D (No 2)

The withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment to newborn babies has generated controversies in developed countries. This article discusses the implications of such withdrawal in the Australian context. The authors argue that the approach is not in the best interest of children born with a disability.

Checklists for general practitioner diagnosis of depression in adults with intellectual disability

Researchers assessed two tools used for diagnosis and management of depression in adults with intellectual disability. The two checklists were almost similar. The carer checklist was more suitable than the GP tool.

Children and young people as active agents in care-giving: Agency and constraint

This paper examines the costs incurred and benefits conferred by young people who provide care.

Children with disabilities in. Australia

The purpose of this report is to detail what is currently known about children with disability

in Australia.

Children's Health and Parental Labour Supply

This paper investigates the relationship between childrens long-term health problems and parental labour supply using the 2004, 2006 and 2008 Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). The...

Children’s Health and Parental Labour Supply

This paper examines the relationship between children's long-term health problems and parental labour supply. Children's long-term health problems are associated with declines in household income, mainly due to parents' shift from permanent to fixed-term employment.

Choosing disability: preimplantation genetic diagnosis and negative enhancement

This article seeks to explore the concept of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) being used to achieve outcomes that, commonly, are not socially preferred.

Chronic diseases and labour force participation in Australia

We examine the impact of several chronic diseases on the probability of labour force participation using data from the Australian National Health Surveys. An endogenous multivariate probit model...

Chronic pain in multiple sclerosis: prevalence, characteristics, and impact on quality of life in an Australian community cohort

This article seeks to explore chronic pain in 94 persons with multiple sclerosis residing in the community.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...