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Palliative care for adults with intellectual disability


Wallace, R, Palliative care for adults with intellectual disability, Internal Medicine Journal, 51, (11) pp. 1963-1968. ISSN 1444-0903 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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2021 Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

DOI: doi:10.1111/imj.15577


Contemporary disability principles and values suggest that adults with intellectual disability should be able to access and participate in any mainstream service rather than having a separate service for them. In the case of healthcare services, achievement of optimal access to and participation in healthcare by adults with intellectual disability requires the presence of both adequate disability supports for the person and reasonable adjustments to generic health systems to enable a person-centred approach to care. Development of an interface between people with lived experience of intellectual disability, disability and health sectors help clarify the required nature of disability supports and types of adjustments to mainstream health services. The article describes a case study of an adult with intellectual disability with a serious illness warranting palliative care, and focusses on the reasonable adjustments to mainstream core palliative care principles for adults with intellectual disability.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:disability service provider, reasonableadjustment, palliative care, adults withintellectual disability
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Clinical sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wallace, R (Associate Professor Robyn Wallace)
ID Code:152353
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2022-08-17
Last Modified:2022-09-21

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