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Stroke: the increasing complexity of carer needs

This study examined the impact of the caring role on carers of stroke survivors in Australia.

Supervised Treatment Orders in Practice: How are the Human Rights of People Detained under the Disability Act 2006 Protected?

This report tests the Supervised Treatment Order (STO) regime against a human rights framework. It does this by considering

whether the regime strikes an appropriate balance between human rights, restrictive interventions

and ‘benefit’ for people on STOs.

Taking Time: a literature review

Commissioned by Ageing, Disability and Home Care NSW, this literature review describes evidence for key theories related to trauma, attachment, resilience, loss and grief, and quality of life.

The effect of active support training on engagement, opportunities for choice, challenging behaviour and support needs

This article seeks to evaluate active support (AS) training and to investigate changes to perceived engagement in domestic tasks, opportunities for choice, frequency of challenging behaviour, and level of support needs.

The epidemiology of traumatic brain injury in children and youths: A review of research since 1990

This report reviews recent research on the epidemiology of traumatic brain injuries among children and youth aged 0 to 20 years. Studies representing populations in North America, Europe,...

The Ethics of Caring in a Good Society. A National Conversation

This report describes a project which aimed at engaging the Australian community in dialogue about caring.

The legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment : part 2 (Queensland)

This is the second article in a series of three that examines the legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack capacity. This article considers the position in Queensland, including the parens patriae jurisdiction of the Supr

The legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment : part 3 (Victoria)

This is the final article in a series of three that examines the legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack capacity. This article considers the position in Victoria.

Transitioning Australian Respite

This report examines the impacts for participants, carers, communities and government of transitioning respite care into consumer directed care markets,

Upholding the right to life and health

A review of the deaths in care of people with disability in Queensland, this report reviews the deaths of 73 people with disability who died in care between 2009 and 2014.

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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...