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by Aidan Butler, Staff Nurse, Stewarts Hospital Services Ltd,

Health is sometimes taken for granted. It’s not until we become ill or don’t feel quite right that we focus on what is wrong...

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The government’s National Health Strategy, launched nearly a year ago, is to inform the long-term development of Irish healthcare. Paul Horan, Lecturer in Nursing Studies, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin offers his critique of the document, with specific reference to the provision of healthcare to people with intellectual disability.

The Health Care Strategy: Quality and Fairness (2001), launched by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern last Novembe,r has been championed by many as the panacea...

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The government’s National Health Strategy, launched nearly a year ago, is to inform the long-term development of Irish healthcare. Michael Noone, Managing Director Sunbeam House Services summarises the strategy and documents its aims and goals.

Towards the end of 2001 the new National Health Strategy was launched. In compiling the strategy, the Department of Health received over 1500 written...

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Jackie Rodgers, Medical Research Council Training Fellow in Health Service Research at the Norah Fry Research Centre, Bristol, has researched how the lives of people with learning difficulties affect their potential for health. Her article on food and healthy eating practices first appeared in the British Journal of Learning Disabilities (26, 13, 1998) and is summarised here with the permission of the author and the British Institute of Learning Disabilities.

THE 'HEALTHY LIVES STUDY' The 'Healthy Lives' study was a qualitative research study which assessed how far a group of 30 adults with learning disabilities...