Caring for people with intellectual disability: the need for residential care: thesis submitted for membership for the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/268294
Title:
Caring for people with intellectual disability: the need for residential care: thesis submitted for membership for the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
Authors:
Egan, Ann T.
Publisher:
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Faculty of Public Health Medicine.
Issue Date:
Oct-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/268294
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
The care of people with intellectual disability has evolved, at an increasing pace, down through the centuries. Attitudes have changed from that of shame and the hiding away of people with intellectual disability from the general community, to one of open discussion of their needs. Nowadays their participation in the local community is being encouraged to the maximum. However, there are still many areas of service delivery which fall short of that considered necessary for the optimum care of those with intellectual disability. This study was undertaken against a background of increasing awareness of the importance of the integration of individuals with .intellectual disability into the general community. It is desirable that health services should be matched to the local health needs. These services should be developed in a structured and orderly manner as resources become available and be based on objectively compiled data. The findings of the study should be of value to those with responsibility for planning residential and community services for those with intellectual disability both in the South Eastern Health Board region and nationally.
Keywords:
LEARNING DISABILITY; RESIDENTIAL CARE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEgan, Ann T.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-05T12:53:20Z-
dc.date.available2013-02-05T12:53:20Z-
dc.date.issued1995-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/268294-
dc.descriptionThe care of people with intellectual disability has evolved, at an increasing pace, down through the centuries. Attitudes have changed from that of shame and the hiding away of people with intellectual disability from the general community, to one of open discussion of their needs. Nowadays their participation in the local community is being encouraged to the maximum. However, there are still many areas of service delivery which fall short of that considered necessary for the optimum care of those with intellectual disability. This study was undertaken against a background of increasing awareness of the importance of the integration of individuals with .intellectual disability into the general community. It is desirable that health services should be matched to the local health needs. These services should be developed in a structured and orderly manner as resources become available and be based on objectively compiled data. The findings of the study should be of value to those with responsibility for planning residential and community services for those with intellectual disability both in the South Eastern Health Board region and nationally.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal College of Physicians of Ireland Faculty of Public Health Medicine.en_GB
dc.subjectLEARNING DISABILITYen_GB
dc.subjectRESIDENTIAL CAREen_GB
dc.titleCaring for people with intellectual disability: the need for residential care: thesis submitted for membership for the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeThesisen
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