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Medico-legal interaction in disability and fatal claims

This article seeks to explore primary causes of disability and death in the context of claims.

Mental disorders, disability and health service use amongst Vietnamese refugees and the host Australian population

This paper reports on the prevalence of mental health problems encountered by Vietnamese refugees resettled in Australia. It argues that they do not impose a burden on general or mental health services.

Nurses' role in caring for people with a comorbidity of mental illness and intellectual disability: A literature review

This paper presents an analysis of published literature on the role of nurses caring for people with dual disability. It identified some key themes such as case management, communication, risk, advocacy, health promotion and leadership.

Offenders with an Intellectual Disability and the Arrest Process

This article seeks to explain the disproportionate involvement of people with disabilities with the criminal justice system in Western Australia.

Outcomes and costs of community living: A matched comparison of group homes and semi-independent living

Consumer outcomes and recurrent (non-capital) service costs were compared for matched groups of Australian adults with intellectual disability living in group homes or semi-independently. Outcomes...

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2003

This report assesses programmes and interventions against some key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage in Australia.

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2003 report

In April 2002, the Council of Australian Governments commissioned the Steering Committee to produce a regular report against key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage. This report has an important...

People with cognitive and mental health impairment

This report is a comprehensive look at the opportunities to enhance diversion at all stages of the criminal justice system for people with cognitive and mental health impairments.

Positive Stories: An Exploratory Analysis of the Implementation of Positive Behaviour Support in the Western Australian Disability Sector

The purpose of this research project was to explore the conditions that support and/or impede the service level implementation of Positive Behaviour Support IPBS) in Western Australian disability sector organisations (DSOs).

Prevalence, clinical features, and correlates of inappropriate sexual behavior after traumatic brain injury: a multicenter study

This study investigated the prevalence and clinical features of inappropriate sexual behavior (ISB) among a community-based cohort of clients of the New South Wales Brain Injury Rehabilitation program.

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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...