Communication contexts about illness, death and dying for people with intellectual disabilities and life-limiting illness.

@article{Ryan2011CommunicationCA,
  title={Communication contexts about illness, death and dying for people with intellectual disabilities and life-limiting illness.},
  author={K Ryan and Suzanne Guerin and Philip C Dodd and John William McEvoy},
  journal={Palliative & supportive care},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={201-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The general population has been involved in considerable debate about communication and awareness within the context of death and dying. However, there has been little research on how matters of communication on this topic are handled for people with life-limiting illness and intellectual disabilities. This qualitative study explored how staff managed communication about death and dying with people with intellectual disabilities in a Health Service Executive area in Ireland. METHOD… CONTINUE READING