Tag: cognitive disability

Healthcare

Supported decision-making for people with severe-profound intellectual disabilities

The 4th Annual Younger People with very high and complex care needs Conference is taking place on 14-15 June 2016 at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins. We had the opportunity to chat with one of our speakers, Jo Watson, Lecturer in Disability & Inclusion, School of Health & Social Development, Faculty of Health, Deakin University,…

4 Apr 2016, by Informa Australia

Healthcare

Addressing the cultural needs of the Aboriginal prison population

Indigenous Australians make up more than a quarter of Australia’s prisoner population while constituting only 2.5 per cent of the Australian population (according to the 2013 Australian Institute of Criminology 'deaths in custody' monitoring report). Accordingly, addressing Indigenous over-representation in custody requires innovative thinking and cultural sensitivity, with  design being one approach that could help mediate…

16 Jul 2014, by Informa Australia