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St Oswald’s Hospice is a local charitable hospice helping people who have life-limiting conditions to make the most of life, no matter how long that life is.
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In the late 1990’s a combined learning disability and palliative care team at Northgate Hospital in Northumberland, UK, began to explore the issue of identifying distress in people with severe communication difficulties.
When to use DisDAT
Download our DisDAT assessment tools.
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