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Health of ageing people with intellectual disability and the role of the nurse in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Doody, Catriona M.
dc.contributor.author Markey, Kathleen
dc.contributor.author Doody, Owen
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-12T12:03:57Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-12T12:03:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3671
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The number of people with intellectual disability living into old age continues to increase. As one ages, generally, functional ability decreases and health issues increase, with recognising and responding to the health needs of the person with intellectual disability of great importance and the responsibility of the intellectual disability nurse. The nurse must review and adjust the way they deliver care to ageing people with intellectual disability, not only in terms of responding to their health needs but also through collaborative working within teams and other services. As Ireland has specifically trained nurses in intellectual disability, it has a prime opportunity to address the health needs and concerns of people with intdisability and actively advocate for how services develop and responds to the changing health needs of ageing people with intellectual disability. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publications Ltd., en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Intellectual Disabilities;16(4), pp. 275-286
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744629512462181
dc.rights © Sage Publications Ltd., en_US
dc.subject ageing en_US
dc.subject health needs en_US
dc.subject intellectual disability en_US
dc.subject literature review en_US
dc.subject nursing en_US
dc.title Health of ageing people with intellectual disability and the role of the nurse in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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