Old age and people on the autism spectrum: A focus group perspective

Barber, C. (2015) Old age and people on the autism spectrum: A focus group perspective. British Journal of Nursing, 24 (21). pp. 1054-1057. ISSN 09660461 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Until recently, the focus of many within the 'autism service industry' has been on children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum where 'service transition' usually refers specifically to the transition from children to adult service provision. This article explores 'service transition' from the opposite end of the age scale, that of old age, and incorporates the views of older adults who are on the autism spectrum. In order to design and provide a service that is 'fit for purpose', training of health professionals and consulting with people on the autism spectrum is crucial.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism spectrum conditions, Elderly care, Nursing education and training, Service user views, aged, Autism Spectrum Disorder, elderly care, human, information processing, needs assessment, United Kingdom, Aged, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Focus Groups, Great Britain, Health Services for the Aged, Humans, Needs Assessment
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 10:34
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2017 10:34
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1719

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