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Flexibility of Programme Delivery in Providing Effective Family-centred Intervention for Remote Families

This study investigated beliefs and values around family-centred practice through examining professional beliefs about children, parents and how they could work with families. It also investigated how the mode of programme delivery might be associated with outcomes for families.

General practitioners' views on perceived and actual gains, benefits and barriers associated with the implementation of an Australian health assessment for people with intellectual disability

This article seeks to explore general practitioners' views on the Comprehensive Health Assessment Program (CHAP) for people with intellectual disability.

Grandparenting a child with a disability: an emotional rollercoaster

This research shows that Australian grandparents with a grandchild with a disability pass through several stages of emotional journey. Their emotions entail anger, sadness, grief and pride.

Handicap International

Handicap International is an independent charity working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

Health care for people with an intellectual disablity: General Practitioners' attitudes, and provision of care

This article seeks to investigate general practitioners’ (GPs) beliefs about the importance of addressing nine health care issues for people with intellectual disabilities, and their roles in providing this care.

Health care service provision for country people with developmental disability: An Australian perspective

This article seeks to explore the priorities in the delivery of health care to people in rural towns with developmental disabilities. Overall, a lack of access to primary health care providers, discriminatory practices and a lack of communication was found.

Health Issues and Quality of Life in Women with Intellectual Disability

A number of issues affecting the quality of life of women with intellectual disabilities (ID) revolve around the menstrual cycle. This article seeks to ascertain how premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menstrual pain present in women with ID.

Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

This article presents a selection of results from the 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), which provides information about the health circumstances of Indigenous Australians.

Health of Australians with disability: health status and risk factors

This bulletin examines how health problems affect health status of people with disability in Australia with a focus on prevalence and age at onset of some significant long term health conditions and relevant health risk factors and behaviours.

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