• 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.