This course is only available to UNISON members.
CANCELLED – Learning Disability – Understanding and supporting specific Health Conditions of people with a learning disability
Individuals with a learning disability are more vulnerable to certain health conditions. Individuals can also have a complex range of health needs. This workshop will focus on the associated health needs of an individual with a learning disability. It will cover assessment of pain. Within the workshop the term ‘diagnostic overshadowing’ will be explored and issues in regard to consent. It will also highlight the ‘hospital passport’ document.
This course is suitable for any health care professional who cares for an individual with a learning disability.
Tutor: Caroline O'Loughlin
Tutor's organisation: Practice Educator and Learning Disability Nurse
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
This course will give participants with an understanding of how prescription and over the counter medicines are misused. It will provide an overview of the types of medicines as well as information on the prevalence, effects, risks to the user, harm reduction methods and services available. It is relevant to anyone who works/volunteers with those with addiction issues, with young people and also may be of interest to parents
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