Promoting health and wellbeing in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Lennox, Nicholas, McPherson, Lyn and Van Dooren, Kate (2015) Promoting health and wellbeing in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Religion and Society, Supplement 12 110-121.

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Author Lennox, Nicholas
McPherson, Lyn
Van Dooren, Kate
Title Promoting health and wellbeing in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Journal name Journal of Religion and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1941-8450
1522-5658
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume Supplement 12
Start page 110
End page 121
Total pages 12
Place of publication Omaha, NE, United States
Publisher Creighton University * Center for the Study of Religion and Society
Collection year 2016
Formatted abstract
Article 25 of the United Nations Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities indicates that persons with disabilities should have the right to the highest attainable standard of health without discrimination. There is much evidence that this right is not being enjoyed by persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, not least through the often poor quality of the healthcare they receive. This paper discusses the major health-related issues faced by people with intellectual and developmental disability. It concludes by calling on the health sector and the community to work collaboratively to improve attitudes and awareness of this vulnerable group, and on governments to direct substantial resources to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Keyword Delivery of healthcare
Developmental disabilities
Healthcare disparities
Intellectual disability
Medical ethics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Supplement title: Caring for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities: ethical and religious perspectives

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Mater Research Institute-UQ (MRI-UQ)
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Created: Wed, 06 Jan 2016, 16:51:22 EST by Lyn Mcpherson on behalf of Qld Ctr Intellectual and Developmental Disability