Angela H Dew

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PURPOSE Throughout the world, people with a disability who live in rural and remote areas experience difficulty accessing a range of community-based services including speech-, physio- and occupational therapy. This paper draws on information gathered from carers and adults with a disability living in a rural area in New South Wales (NSW), Australia to(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore the current status of end-of-life care and dying of people with intellectual disability based on the experiences of staff in community living services. MATERIALS AND METHODS Focus groups and individual interviews were conducted, guided by grounded theory methodology. RESULTS The current status of(More)
OPINIONS & PERSPECTIVES The need for new models for delivery of therapy intervention to people with a disability in rural and remote areas of Australia ANGELA DEW, CRAIG VEITCH, MICHELLE LINCOLN, JENNIE BRENTNALL, KIM BULKELEY, GISSELLE GALLEGO, ANITA BUNDY & SCOTT GRIFFITHS Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia, and NSW Department of(More)
INTRODUCTION The disability sector encompasses a broad range of conditions and needs, including children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people with acquired disabilities, and irreversible physical injuries. Allied health professionals (therapists), in the disability sector, work within government and funded or charitable(More)
INTRODUCTION The uneven distribution of allied health professionals (AHPs) in rural and remote Australia and other countries is well documented. In Australia, like elsewhere, service delivery to rural and remote communities is complicated because relatively small numbers of clients are dispersed over large geographic areas. This uneven distribution of AHPs(More)
BACKGROUND Policy that supports rural allied health service delivery is important given the shortage of services outside of Australian metropolitan centres. The shortage of allied health professionals means that rural clinicians work long hours and have little peer or service support. Service delivery to rural and remote communities is further complicated(More)
Women with cerebral palsy and breast cancer screening by mammography. We emphasize the need to identify specific barriers to participation in breast cancer screening by mammography experienced by women with cerebral palsy (CP). Mammography screening has been found to reduce mortality rates by 30%, but women with disabilities such as CP underuse this(More)
Volunteers play an important role in many organisations that deliver services for the public good. Many people within the community choose to volunteer and there is a rich literature on the reasons why people do so, as well as the benefits that accrue to individuals, organisations and the community. However, there are few reports of people with(More)
In this paper we report on an exploratory study with a group of 13 older women with intellectual disability in Sydney, Australia, to add to the limited knowledge about how they perceive their lives as they grow older. We report the findings from the qualitative data gathered as an extension of a structured interviewing process. Analysis revealed five(More)
A life-course methodology was used to explore the relationship between four adults with moderate/severe cerebral palsy with complex communication needs who used AAC, and six of their non-disabled siblings. In-depth interview data were analyzed using a constructivist grounded-theory approach. Elder's life-course paradigm illuminated the importance of(More)