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

Creator:

Doody, Catriona M.; Markey, Kathleen; Doody, Owen;

Institution: Sage Publications Ltd.,
Subject Keywords: ageing; health needs; intellectual disability; literature review; nursing;
Set: Mental Health
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Article
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

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.

Suggested citation:

Doody, Catriona M.; Markey, Kathleen; Doody, Owen; . () Health of ageing people with intellectual disability and the role of the nurse in Ireland [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/774024 [Accessed: 16th July 2018].

  

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