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Suicide prevention training outside the mental health service system: evaluation of a state-wide program in Australia for rehabilitation and disability staff in the field of traumatic brain injury

This paper describes an initiative to train rehabilitation and disability staff working in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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 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 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 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....

The Plight of People Living With Disabilities within Australian Immigration Detention: Demonised, Detained and Disowned

This paper focuses on the plight of people living with a disability detained in Australian run immigration detention centres, in both onshore and offshore facilities (including Christmas Island, Nauru and Manus Island).

Transition from prison for people with intellectual disability: A qualitative study of service professionals: a qualitative study of service professionals

This research examined how those with intellectual disability experienced their transition from prison, and how criminal justice, health and disability sector professionals perceived these experiences

Unfair, Unlawful, or Just Unhappy: Issues Surrounding Complaints of Discrimination Made by Students against their Universities in Australia

This paper examines a sample of complaints made by doctoral students to external tribunals. Although most complaints are dismissed, students take this path. This article throws light on why students complain.

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...