Monday, February 27, 2012
End-of-Life Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities
A recent book chapter of interest is titled "End-of-life care for patients with intellectual disabilities," by Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Annemieke Wagemans, and Leopold Curfs.
The chapter is in the new book, A Public health Perspective on End of Life Care, by Joachim Cohen and Luc Deliens (Oxford University Press, April 1, 2012).
Noting the vulnerability of this group, and that this is an aging population, the authors discuss the challenges of providing palliative and end-of-life care services to people with intellectual disabilities.