Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Withholding treatment and intellectual disability: Second survey on end-of-life decisions in Switzerland

Wicki, Monika T

In: Sage Open Medicine, 2016, vol. 4, p. 1-6

Background: As people live longer, they are more likely to die over a prolonged period from incurable, chronic illnesses that occur more frequently in old age. Therefore, people will experience an increase in end-of-life discussions and decisions. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence and nature of end-of-life decisions for people with disabilities in Swiss residential...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Developing research priorities for palliative care of people with intellectual disabilities in Europe : a consultation process using nominal group technique

Tuffrey-Wijne, I. ; Wicki, Monika ; Heslop, P. ; McCarron, M. ; Todd, S. ; Oliver, D. ; de Veer, A. ; Ahlström, A. ; Schäper, S. ; Hynes, G. ; O'Farrell, J. ; Adler, Judith ; Riese, F. ; Curfs, L.

In: BMC Palliative Care, 2016, p. 1-11

Background: Empirical knowledge around palliative care provision and needs of people with intellectual disabilities is extremely limited, as is the availability of research resources, including expertise and funding. This paper describes a consultation process that sought to develop an agenda for research priorities for palliative care of people with intellectual disabilities in Europe....

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Persistent hippocampal neural firing and hippocampal-cortical coupling predict verbal working memory load

Boran, Ece ; Fedele, Tommaso ; Klaver, Peter ; Hilfiker, Peter ; Stieglitz, Lennart ; Grunwald, Thomas ; Sarnthein, Johannes

In: Science Advances, 2019, vol. 5, no. 3, p. 1-14

The maintenance of items in working memory relies on persistent neural activity in a widespread network of brain areas. To investigate the influence of load on working memory, we asked human subjects to maintain sets of letters in memory while we recorded single neurons and intracranial encephalography (EEG) in the medial temporal lobe and scalp EEG. Along the periods of a trial, hippocampal...