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Relationship-based care

A key part of embracing reasonable adjustment is to ensure that the patient is the focus of health care delivery. Developing a relationship with the patient and delivering care through …

Doing the health assessments

In this video, we reviewed and recapped what we have learned throughout the course and brought it into a clinical situation. Bringing it all together, this video demonstrates the techniques …

After the health assessment

It is important for healthcare professionals to follow up with people once the health appointment or consultation is complete. To ensure that there is equity and accessibility for someone with …

Thanks and goodbye!

Well done for completing the Improving Health Assessments for People with an Intellectual Disability course! We hope you have enjoyed this short course and that it encourages you to embrace …

Make it easy to read: Principles and practices

An important practice that you can do to include reasonable adjustment during health assessments is to create Easy Read materials. Let’s recap on the eight strategies for creating your own …

Gaining consent for health assessments

A key part of a health assessment, after you have designed your Easy Read materials, is to consider how you can gain consent from a patient with an intellectual disability. …

Case Study: James

In the previous steps, we explored the experience of the person with an intellectual disability in the health assessment. Consider the following fictional scenario and answer the questions below. James, …

Verbal and non-verbal communication

In the previous step, we have seen the ways in which language can either act as an aid to understanding or can become a confusing barrier for the person with …

Guidelines for enabling communication

Effective communication is key to building relationships with a person with an intellectual disability. It is essential in maintaining positive encounters. Take some time to review these guidelines for enabling …
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