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End‐of‐life care and dying: issues raised by staff supporting older people with intellectual disability in community living services

This study explores the status of end-of-life care and dying of people with intellectual disability. End-of-life care entails complex interaction between the dying person and carers, other clients, health service providers and family members.

Evaluation of four autism early childhood intervention programs

This paper evaluates four Autism Early Childhood Intervention programs delivered in four ADHC regions between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2012.

Evaluation of the internal construct validity of the Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-PART) using Rasch analysis

Background: The Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-PART) is a 43-item, clinician-administered assessment, designed to identify patients' unmet needs (participation...

Everyday practices of exclusion/inclusion: women who have an intellectual disability speaking for themselves?

In this study, women with an intellectual disability spoke about their issues. The women reported that the women experienced practices of social and emotional exclusion, and inclusion, in their everyday lives.

Examples of individual supported living for adults with intellectual disability

BACKGROUND: This article provides a qualitative account of four models of support for adults with intellectual disability in individual supported living (ISL) arrangements.;MATERIALS AND METHODS:...

Experiences of adults with complex communication needs receiving and using low tech AAC: an Australian context

PURPOSE: We explored the experiences of adults who received aids through the Non-Electronic Communication Aids Scheme (NECAS).;METHODS: Fifteen adults aged 21-74 years, with complex communication...

Experiences of family caregiving among older Australian women

This article seeks to explore the effects of family caregiving on physical and emotional wellbeing among a cohort of Australian women aged 70 to 75 years.

Experiences of supporting people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease in aged care and family environments

The aim of this study was to gain a greater understanding of these processes by exploring the experiences of families and carers in supporting people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease who had lived most or all of their lives with family.

Exploring the Perception of Asperger's Disorder

This article seeks to explore how Asperger's disorder is perceived by Australian health and education staff, parents of children diagnosed with Asperger's disorder and community members.

Gatekeepers to home and community care services: the link between client characteristics and source of referral

The aim of this study was to identify characteristics associated with the likelihood of a client receiving a referral to the Home and Community Care (HACC) program from various sources. Data were...

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