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Accessing health services

In this video, Dorothy Boggs (LSHTM) explores different types of access barriers for people with disabilities in more detail.

Through the case studies in the previous steps, we focused on how people with disabilities might have difficulties accessing different health services, such as sexual reproductive health services or mental health services. In this step, you will explore different types of access barriers for people with disabilities in more detail with Dorothy Boggs, a researcher and staff doctoral student at LSHTM and occupational therapist.

In this video, Dorothy defines discrimination as defined in Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and describes the cross cutting nature of barriers across individuals and groups and settings. She presents an overview of different types of barriers to accessibility that people with disabilities might encounter when accessing different health services. Specifically, she discusses attitudinal, physical, communication, informational and financial barriers and provides examples of each type.

The presentation concludes by looking at a health clinic setting diagram, discussing the various barriers to accessibility that are identified.

What access barriers have you encountered? Share your thoughts in the comments area below. Please remember not to reveal any confidential information when posting your comments.

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