Improving Health Assessments for People with an Intellectual Disability

Academy
Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
Learn how to improve healthcare for people with intellectual disabilities with this course for healthcare professionals.
Kursarten
E-Learning
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Gesundheitswesen, Behinderung

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Learn how to support people with intellectual disability in health assessments

Detecting poor health and supporting people with an intellectual disability in managing their health can be challenging for healthcare professionals.

During this course, you will gain valuable knowledge that you can transfer into your daily practice on how to include people with an intellectual disability in health assessments.

You will expand your knowledge through information and techniques underpinned by the world-leading longitudinal study on ageing and intellectual disability, the IDS-TILDA study.

This course is for healthcare professionals, healthcare workers, and care supporters working with people with an intellectual disability. You do not need any prior experience as the course is designed to be usable by all levels of healthcare professionals.

Kursziele
Describe the similarities and differences in health that applies to people with an intellectual disability in comparison to their non-disabled peers;,Identify the relevance and importance of health assessment for people with an intellectual disability;,Explain what making reasonable adjustment means for people with an intellectual disability as they engage in health services;,Reflect on the importance of making reasonable adjustments and understand how this is applicable to healthcare practice;,Explore how to adapt explanatory materials for the person with an intellectual disability;,Develop skills and techniques on adapting health assessments and engaging individuals with an intellectual disability using accessible material; and,Design your own Easy Read documents for health assessments.
Anforderungen
This course is for healthcare professionals, healthcare workers, and care supporters working with people with an intellectual disability. You do not need any prior experience as the course is designed to be usable by all levels of healthcare professionals.
Kurssprache
Englisch