Providing Healthcare for Clients with an Intellectual Disability - PDC57028
Although people with intellectual disability (ID) have much in common with disability groups in terms of human rights, stigmatisation, social exclusion, and equitable health care, there are some important differences affecting access to quality healthcare.
This ID patient cohort is a diverse group with complex health care needs that often require input from multiple disciplines in order to tailor appropriate care. However, because of their reduced cognitive ability in decision-making, problem-solving, reasoning, language, literacy, and communication, they experience poorer health outcomes. Health disorders are often left unrecognised, misdiagnosed or inadequately treated, resulting in high levels of co-morbidity, mortality and a lower life expectancy. Part of the problem is societal attitudes that devalue people with ID, which can be mirrored in the healthcare system.
Nurses, who form the bulk of the healthcare workforce are well-positioned to improve health outcomes for this vulnerable population group, as strong advocates for their patients. This online Short Course will explore a number of dimensions of intellectual disability nursing that will guide you in your practice.
The fee for this short course will be $45.00.
Standard Course StructureStudy Mode: OnlineDuration: 2 hours
- Recognise that healthcare for people with intellectual disability is complex due to the diversity of this population group
- Discuss the implications of indifference and negative attitudes by healthcare professionals on poorer health outcomes for people with ID
- Identify the barriers and enablers for people with intellectual disability when accessing healthcare
- Recognise the legal and ethical implications of caring for someone with an intellectual disability and the capacity for consent.
There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.
This course provides Professional Development for health professionals.
Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course students will be awarded 2 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.