Special hospital care programme: mental handicap services: the integrated statutory and voluntary approach.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/334833
Title:
Special hospital care programme: mental handicap services: the integrated statutory and voluntary approach.
Authors:
Eastern Health Board
Citation:
Eastern Health Board, 1995. Special hospital care programme: mental handicap services: the integrated statutory and voluntary approach. Dublin: Eastern Health Board.
Publisher:
Eastern Health Board
Issue Date:
Mar-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/334833
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Mental Handicap is a condition characterj~ed by various degrees of impainnent in maturation, learning and social adjustment, which may limit the potential of the individual. It is very often combined with a physical handicap or with emotional disturbances. Mental Handicap is not an "illness" or a specific disease entity. The tenn covers a very wide range of conditions. At one end there are people who are so sever~ly impaired that they will require continuous care and supervision tp...foughout their lives. At the other end there are people who need no more than special education during their school going years and who would be almost indistinguishable from the general population. There continues to be differences of opinion and of practice as to where the line should be drawn between those who are regarded as mentally handicapped and those who are not. Intelligence and social competence are the main criteria on which mental handicap is evaluated. These proceed on a continuum from lowest to the highest.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES; LEARNING DISABILITY; HOSPITAL
Local subject classification:
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEastern Health Boarden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-13T11:50:46Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-13T11:50:46Z-
dc.date.issued1995-03-
dc.identifier.citationEastern Health Board, 1995. Special hospital care programme: mental handicap services: the integrated statutory and voluntary approach. Dublin: Eastern Health Board.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/334833-
dc.descriptionMental Handicap is a condition characterj~ed by various degrees of impainnent in maturation, learning and social adjustment, which may limit the potential of the individual. It is very often combined with a physical handicap or with emotional disturbances. Mental Handicap is not an "illness" or a specific disease entity. The tenn covers a very wide range of conditions. At one end there are people who are so sever~ly impaired that they will require continuous care and supervision tp...foughout their lives. At the other end there are people who need no more than special education during their school going years and who would be almost indistinguishable from the general population. There continues to be differences of opinion and of practice as to where the line should be drawn between those who are regarded as mentally handicapped and those who are not. Intelligence and social competence are the main criteria on which mental handicap is evaluated. These proceed on a continuum from lowest to the highest.en_GB
dc.languageeng-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEastern Health Boarden_GB
dc.rightsEastern Health Board-
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICESen_GB
dc.subjectLEARNING DISABILITYen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.subject.otherINTELLECTUAL DISABILITIESen_GB
dc.titleSpecial hospital care programme: mental handicap services: the integrated statutory and voluntary approach.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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