Nathan J. Wilson
Using experience sampling methods to understand everyday experiences of adults with intellectual disability
People with intellectual disability (ID) are often excluded from social participation and have strictly controlled social or leisure activities. The experiences of people with ID are often understood by proxy, usually from the point of view of their parents/carers. Overcoming these barriers and finding ways...
A national survey of Australian nurses who work with people with intellectual and developmental disability
Nurses play a vital role in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD), particularly those with chronic and complex physical or mental health problems. This project aims to redevelop the specialist practice standards for intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) nursing.
Building sustainable supports for young unemployed men with intellectual disability through intergenerational mentoring at Men's Sheds
People with intellectual disability (ID) often experience multiple disadvantages in education, work, health, community and social participation. International research reveals that formal mentors can have important positive influences on wellbeing and employment. Men’s Sheds are ideally situated to support young adults with ID due to...
Educating the future nursing workforce to meet the health needs of people with intellectual and developmental disability
The purpose of this submission is to makes a series of recommendations specific to the Review's Terms of Reference with respect to the: "educational preparation required for nurses to meet future health, aged care and disability needs of the Australian community including clinical training".
Transition to retirement
Due to increased life expectancy, the number of older Australians with a long-term disability, such as intellectual disability is increasing. People with intellectual disability can be reluctant to leave their familiar work environment, and may find it hard to envisage life in retirement. Older people...