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Dying For Change

Glover, Giles; O'Leary, Lisa; Shooshtari, Shahin; Taggart, Laurence; Trollor, Julian; Hatton, Chris

Authors

Giles Glover

Shahin Shooshtari

Laurence Taggart

Julian Trollor

Chris Hatton



Abstract

Purpose: To discuss the premature deaths of people with intellectual disabilities internationally, what is being done and what is needed to make a real difference.

Rationale: People with intellectual disabilities are dying much younger than other people, across many countries. Some areas are trying to tackle the premature deaths of people with intellectual disabilities. This round table will discuss what needs to happen to effectively tackle premature deaths, and what is actually happening. The round table will share evidence and knowledge internationally and foster international collaboration.

Summary: People with intellectual disabilities are dying much younger than other people, across many countries. Some different areas are trying to tackle the premature deaths of people with intellectual disabilities. This round table will discuss what needs to happen to effectively tackle premature deaths, and what is actually happening, sharing evidence and knowledge internationally.

Each of the five discussants will present a short ‘lightning talk’ of five minutes maximum, addressing the question “What one thing will really make a difference in tackling the early deaths of people with intellectual disabilities?”, followed by a general discussion about what is needed to effectively tackle premature deaths, and what is actually happening (or not) in different places.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Abstract
Conference Name IASSIDD conference: A future for all
Online Publication Date Jun 27, 2019
Publication Date 2019-07
Deposit Date Oct 31, 2019
Print ISSN 0964-2633
Publisher Wiley
Volume 63
Issue 7
Pages 633-639
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12650
Keywords Rehabilitation; Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); Neurology; Psychiatry and Mental health; Clinical Neurology
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2154790