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Death, Dying, and Social Differences$
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David Oliviere, Barbara Monroe, and Sheila Payne

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199599295

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.001.0001

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People with intellectual disabilities

People with intellectual disabilities

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(p.126) Chapter 12 People with intellectual disabilities
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Death, Dying, and Social Differences
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Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0039

This chapter discusses issues in the provision of palliative care to people with intellectual disabilities, including late diagnosis, communication problems, family, and the needs of care staff. It presents guidelines for palliative care professionals. It argues that with commitment, forward planning, collaboration, and above all a positive attitude, the provision of palliative and end of life care for people with intellectual disabilities can be a positive and inspiring experience for those involved.

Keywords:   intellectually disabled, disabled people, palliative care, end of life care

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