Getting it right in hospital for people with an intellectual disability

This article addresses the need for reasonable adjustments, and other issues, by using examples of a hospital passport, assessing the mental capacity of a person, and how to improve care provided and reduce clinical risks for people with intellectual disability:

I think this is very important. We have had such difficult times in hospital with my son. But will it all get through to the people who matter - is it taught at medical school or to nurses etc? I always dread our next emergency visit after the nightmares we had before - not just the medical condition but the attitudes of hospital staff and the battles I have to fight at such a stressful time - eg. getting hold of a hoist or getting nurses to understand the special needs - or a bed for me!

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