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Lifestyles and intellectual disability nursing 

Lifestyles and intellectual disability nursing
Lifestyles and intellectual disability nursing

Owen Barr

and Bob Gates

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date: 09 May 2021

A significant component of the role of nurses for people with intellectual disabilities is contributing to enabling people with intellectual disabilities to live the lifestyle they choose. Advice about residential alternatives, work, supported employment, and planning on retirement are all things on which the nurse should be able to advise, and signpost people to the services they need. Importantly, helping and advising the family and carers about setting up networks and circles of support and that making and keeping friends are as important and can all contribute to leading a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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