Thursday, September 21, 2017

How to avoid loneliness in older people with an Intellectual Disability, by Andrew Wormald

What are the circumstances in a person’s life that best help them avoid or overcome loneliness? For some people as they age loneliness is an ever-present risk. Mounting losses to social resources and deterioration in health increase the risk of experiencing loneliness.

Louise Neary & Claire Quinn say palliative care should be provided by staff with children’s nursing and medical qualifications

In the current health services, the challenge is to provide appropriate palliative care services to children with a reduction of resources and staff members in the acute, community and disability sector. Therefore healthcare professionals and service providers need to deliver services in innovative ways and use best-practice models to give quality care in the current economic climate...