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Learning Disability – Overcoming Barriers for people with a learning disability to engage with Health and Social Care Services
People with a learning disability are twice as likely to access general hospitals as the general population. The reason for this contact is similar to that of the general population and can be for investigations, medical and surgical interventions and access to emergency services. In accessing these services people may face many challenges. This workshop will highlight the difficulties which are often faced by people with a learning disability when accessing main stream services. It will suggest practical ways in which these can be overcome. The importance of effective communication to engage with an individual with a learning disability will also be discussed. This workshop is suitable for any healthcare professional who is involved in delivering care to people with a learning disability. This course will be delivered by Caroline O’Loughlin, Practice Educator and Learning Disability Nurse.
Tutor's organisation: Practice Educator and Learning Disability Nurse
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Organising to Win
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