Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16537
Title: Ageing, end-of-life care, and the National Disability Insurance Scheme: What can we learn from overseas?
Contributor(s): Wark, Stuart  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.3109/13668250.2014.969201
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16537
Abstract: The author of this conceptual article was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel to the United States, Ireland, and United Kingdom to meet with researchers, practitioners, and community agencies and review how support for people with intellectual disability is provided. A specific focus was upon provision of care for individuals who were either ageing or requiring palliative care. The project took place from June to August 2013 and involved face-to-face interviews and site visits with key academics, government representatives, and community providers in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Oxford, Cambridge, Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, and Stoke-on-Trent. A priority was placed upon examining how the key features of leading practice models could be implemented within the Australian environment featuring a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). On the basis of the observations of practice, key points are discussed regarding the potential for improvements to the support of people with intellectual disability within the Australian context of the NDIS.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 40(1), p. 92-98
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1366-8250
1469-9532
Field of Research (FOR): 111708 Health and Community Services
111703 Care for Disabled
111702 Aged Health Care
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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