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Health systems, health policies, and health issues for people with intellectual disabilities in England

Health systems, health policies, and health issues for people with intellectual disabilities in England

Breau, Genevieve Marie (2023) Health systems, health policies, and health issues for people with intellectual disabilities in England. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. ISSN 1741-1122 (Print), 1741-1130 (Online) (In Press)

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Abstract

People with intellectual disabilities face health disparities, including in high-income countries such as the United Kingdom, despite publicly funded healthcare. This paper describes the healthcare system in England (a nation of the United Kingdom) for the general population, and more specifically for people with intellectual disabilities. Key legislation that impacts the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, such as the UK Equality Act 2010, the, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and its implementation in the United Kingdom, is discussed. The role of deinstitutionalization and the shift to living in the community for people with intellectual disabilities is also discussed. Programmes that have been implemented to address the health disparities experienced by people with intellectual disabilities are reviewed. Finally the recent changes to healthcare organization in the UK, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the implementation of the Valuing People white paper are discussed

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: healthcare; intellectual disabilities; health inequities; United Kingdom; health policy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Professional Workforce Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2023 12:19
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/44692

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