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Quality of life and quality of service relationships: experiences of people with disabilities

Quality of life’ experiences for people with disabilities who are highly dependent on services that are delivered in home-based environments are strongly influenced by the nature of their interactions with service workers. This article seeks to o gain insight into service users' daily experiences.

Quality of Life of Australian Family Carers: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice

This project investigates the burden of care, health, and subjective well-being experienced by select Australian family carers supporting a relative with disability at home.

Responsible choice: the choice between no choice

This paper explored how the idea of 'choice' was understood within an Australian disability service. It suggests that 'choice' was understood as an expression of autonomy, which was both contextual and deviated from the hedonistic approach adopted by Western disability services.

Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research

Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research is an international peer-reviewed journal aiming to disseminate leading social research on disability.

Service and support needs of Australian carers supporting a family member with disability at home

This study investigates the support needs of Australian family carers.

Sexuality, pregnancy and midwifery care for women with intellectual disabilities: a pilot study on attitudes of university students

Women with intellectual disability have historically not been provided the opportunity to become mothers. This article seeks to explore the attitudes of students from Education, Disability and Midwifery towards the sexuality and parenting of people with an intellectual disability.

Sleep disruptions and mental health of primary caregivers of persons with disability due to chronic mental and physical conditions in the Australian population

This article sought to investigate the association between sleep disruption and the general mental health of caregivers of disabled people in Australia.

Social Care Institute for Excellence

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works.

Social inclusion and people with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour: A systematic review

This systematic literature review examined how social inclusion of people with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour has been researched and operationalised in the empirical literature.

Social vulnerability and bullying in children with Asperger syndrome

This study evaluated factors that influence bullying for children with Asperger syndrome. Findings showed that social vulnerability strongly impacted on bullying.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...