This course is only available to UNISON members.
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
ICTU Seminar Series
Although accountability is often perceived as being something to do with blame it is better defined as being able to account for one’s actions. However, a practitioner may also be responsible for the actions of another if care was delegated inappropriately.
This study day will examine the ways in which health care staff may be asked to justify their decisions. It will include discussion on maintaining good electronic and hard copy records, understanding Data Protection, Freedom of Information and policy.
The day will also orientate participants to NMC regulation and explain Fitness to Practice proceedings. It is targeted at nurses and midwives. It will be delivered by Dr Jane Wright who has a background in Nurse Education and currently advises and represents professionals who come to the attention of their professional regulator
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