Talking End of Life...with people with intellectual disability (TEL)

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Researchers from the University of Sydney, Western Sydney University, HammondCare and Flinders University, together with Unisson Disability, have worked with CareSearch to develop an online training toolkit. The kit gives carers and practitioners the skills, knowledge, resources, confidence and comfort to help people with intellectual disability understand the end of life, and make plans for it if they choose.

The Talking End of Life ...with people with intellectual disability toolkit comprises 12 modules on topics including what death is, funeral wishes, and bequeathing. Each module contains individual stories, video examples, practical tips, resources, and links to available research that underpins the content.

The project is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health under the Public Health and Chronic Disease Grant Program.​

Page updated 21 May 2018