HEALTH RESEARCH ROUND TABLE, A SEMINAR HOSTED BY THE CENTRE FOR DISABILITY STUDIES

by Carmel Doyle, Lecturer in Nursing, Trinity College

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UCD, 1 DECEMBER 2004
Patricia Noonan Walsh, NDA Professor of Disability Studies, chaired a UCD seminar on health-related research in disabilities, held on 1 December 2004, as part of the Centre for Disability Studies’ public lecture series.

Professor Roy McConkey of the University of Ulster reported on a study, ‘Social well-being and living arrangements’, that set out to ascertain the social well being of people with intellectual disabilities living in differing accommodation. The types of accommodation options studied, varied from supported dispersed living, supported clustered living or residential/group homes. The findings suggested that people with intellectual disabilities residing in supported living were more likely:

  • To have employment
  • Have five or more acquaintances
  • Have visitors to their home

Further details of this study are available by contacting Roy McConkey on email: r.mcconkey@ulster.ac.uk

Additionally, there are several intellectual disability related research studies being undertaken at UCD. Christine Linehan gave some insight into The POMONA (Health Indicators for People with Intellectual Disabilities) project funded by the European Commission which aims to identify health indicators for people with intellectual disabilities. By developing health indicators specifically for people with intellectual disabilities, POMONA aims to advance future understanding of health of people with intellectual disabilities across the EU. POMONA was officially launched in 2003 and is being co-ordinated by staff at the Centre for Disability Studies, UCD. Representatives from an additional nine EU member states comprise the POMONA partnership. Further details of this project are available on the website: www.pomonaproject.org.

Details of forthcoming public lecture series to be held at the Centre for Disability Studies may be accessed by emailing: cds@ucd.ie or phoning the Centre for Disability Studies 01-7168333.

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