Jacinta M. Douglas
Diversity, dignity, equity and best practice: a framework for supported decision-making
This research aims to understand the significance of supported decision-making to the lives of people with cognitive disabilities, identify its essential elements common to anyone with cognitive disabilities in any context, and locate key implementation issues.
Evaluating the discharge planning process
Improving the pathway from hospital to the community is the key to reducing the number of younger Australians stuck in hospital and/or discharged to residential aged care (RAC). This report presents preliminary findings from three studies initiated to explore and identify barriers, challenges and facilitators...
Moving into new housing designed for people with disability: preliminary evaluation of outcomes
The purpose of this research is to assess the change in individual outcomes for people with disability and complex needs after moving into newly built, individualised apartments in the community.
Considering human rights in decision making: evaluation of the introduction of structured-decision making framework in the Public Trustee Queensland
Since the 2006 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, significant change has occurred in the provision of decision-making support for people with cognitive disabilities. This report evaluates the introduction of a Structured Decision-Making Framework by the Public Trustee Queensland (QPT) to...
Support in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) apartments
This report summarises the findings of workshops and interviews held in 2021 with NDIS participant tenants living in co-located Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), as well as SDA and on-site shared support.