Category Archives: Intellectual disabilities

Doing things differently, sharing power and holding to account: the evolution of No Barriers Here.

Over recent years, there has been an increased awareness of the inequalities in healthcare provision and palliative care. Individuals and organisations are working to change this, and today we hear from Gemma Allen and Dr Jed Jerwood about an exciting … Continue reading

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The challenges and triumphs of developing a survey on palliative care for people with intellectual disabilities around the world

CELEBRATING WORLD HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE DAY 2021.THIS YEAR’S THEME IS LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND – EQUITY IN ACCESS TO PALLIATIVE CARE In a special series, EAPC task forces and reference groups that work on behalf of vulnerable communities explain … Continue reading

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Specialist palliative care staff’s experiences of talking with people with intellectual disability about their dying and death

WE’RE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT THIS MONTH’S ‘EDITOR’S CHOICE’ FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, THE OFFICIAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF THE EAPC Each month, Professor Catherine Walshe, Editor-in-Chief of Palliative Medicine, chooses an article that readers may find particularly interesting or useful and invites the … Continue reading

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Supports needed for a good home death

CONTINUING OUR SERIES ON PALLIATIVE CARE AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES   A mother is told bluntly that her 12-day-old baby is ‘intellectually zero’. Today, our guest writer, Maria Heaton, shares her personal experience as a mother who cared for her own two … Continue reading

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In-Dialogue: a conversation aid for shared decision-making with people with intellectual disabilities in the palliative phase

CONTINUING OUR NEW SERIES:  PALLIATIVE CARE AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES… Today’s guest writers are Hanna Noorlandt (Erasmus MC), Freek Felet (Prisma Foundation), Ida Korfage (Erasmus MC) and Michael Echteld (Prisma Foundation and Avans University of Applied Sciences) from The Netherlands. Here, they talk about a new … Continue reading

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