Preventing ‘deaths by indifference’: identification of reasonable adjustments is key

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne , Sheila Hollins
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Abstract

People with intellectual disabilities are at risk of premature death due to failings in healthcare provision. To prevent this, it is important for healthcare services to identify and flag not only vulnerable conditions (including intellectual disability, dementia and mental health problems), but also the specific adjustments needed by individual patients.

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