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Adults with Intellectual Disability and the GP

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This article can be useful both for general practitioners and families and carers of adults with intellectual disability. Nicholas Lennox -Director of the QLD Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability, and Gillian Eastgate - Senior Lecturer at the same centre of The University of QLD, emphasise the important role that carers and people who are close to the person with intellectual disability can play to improve the quality of life of the person with disability. Carers and family can collaborate with the GP by providing key-information about habits, family history and other details that the practitioner could not gather during the consultation but may be essential to improve the health of the patient. The article includes information about the conditions and activities commonly and easily missed that may affect the health of the person with intellectual disability. Keywords: Intellectual disability, Health

Author
Lennox, N. & Eastgate, G.
Source
Australian Family Physician, vol. 33, no. 8
Publisher
Publication Date
1 January 1970
Category
Parents
Keywords
Health, Professionals
Origin
Australia

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