• Concept of death and perceptions of bereavement in adults with intellectual disabilities.

      McEvoy, J; Machale, R; Tierney, E; School of Health & Science, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. john.mcevoy@dkit.ie (2012-02)
      The results support earlier findings that suggest people with ID have only a partial understanding of the concept of death leaving them vulnerable to factually incorrect thoughts. The study highlights the considerable scope for making sense of death using religious and spiritual themes and emphasises the need for teaching individuals biological explanations of the life cycle. The results also provide some insight into the views of individuals with ID for carers involved in providing post-bereavement support.
    • 'Not enough people to look after you': an exploration of women's experiences of childbirth in the Republic of Ireland.

      Larkin, Patricia; Begley, Cecily M; Devane, Declan; School of Health and Science, Scoil na Sláinte agus na hEolaíochta, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co., Louth, Ireland. patricia.larkin@dkit.ie (2012-02)
      Excluding women's views from service evaluation renders an incomplete and somewhat distorted depiction of childbirth in Ireland. Although women appear to be satisfied with a live healthy baby, the process of 'getting there' has an emotional and psychological dimension that is important to the experience. Measuring the quality of maternity services must encompass recognition of psychological and emotional well-being alongside physical safety.