Module title: Promoting inclusion: Enabling access to health care for children, adults and old

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS09141
Module leader: Michael Brown
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Mental Health and Learning Disability
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added


Description of module content:

Value based care: attitudes and values and respect of the person.
Identifying and appraising evidence: policy, legislation, research, clinical guidelines and care pathway approaches
Communication skills: enhance communication skills, self awareness, building relationships and alternative modes of communication to promote access to healthcare
Awareness: of the role of gatekeepers, range of learning disability, identification of need, legal issues and consent.
Facilitating access: supportive environments, quality of care enhancement, individual care pathways, communication passports, protocols and patient information.
Partnership working: multidisciplinary working, leadership, acting on information, listening to individuals and carers and adjusting work practices to accommodate diversity and make reasonable adjustments to care.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify and evaluate the available evidence and identify the personal, social, environmental and physical barriers to promoting and enabling access to healthcare for people with a learning disability.
LO2: Develop an understanding of the ethical and legal frameworks and their application to meeting the health needs of people with a learning disability.
LO3: Appraise and apply an appropriate audit and intervention strategy to enhance access to health care of an individual or group of individuals with a learning disability in your practice area.
LO4: Critically reflect on the roles and responsibilities of users, carers and practitioners within the context of a multidisciplinary network to facilitate and enable access to health care for people with a learning disability.
LO5: Evaluate the impact of interventions and adjustments to care as a means to promote access to health care for people with a learning disability.
LO6: Critically reflect on individual learning and development needs in relation to promoting access to healthcare for people with learning disabilities.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (2008) HEALTHCARE FOR ALL? THE INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES: HMSO, 1st ed.
Core - NHS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SCOTLAND (2005) BEST PRACTICE STATEMENT; ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR PEOPLE WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY.: NHS QIS, 1st ed.
Core - BROWN M., MACARTHUR J., MCKECHANIE A., MACK S., HAYES M. & FLETCHER J. JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH (2012) : WILEY BLACKWELL Vol. 56, 12th ed. - ISSN: 09642633
Core - ALBORZ, A. MCNALLY, R. AND GLENDINNING, C. JOURNAL OF HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH AND POLICY (2005) : SAGE Vol. 10, 3rd ed.
Core - BRADBURY-JONES C., RATTRAY J., MACGILLIVRAY S & JONES M JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING (2013) : WILEY BLACKWELL Vol. 22, 1112nd ed. - ISSN: 09621067
Core - MACARTHUR J., BROWN M., MCKECHANIE A., MACK S., HAYES M. & FLETCHER J. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING (2015) : WILEY BLACKWELL Vol. 71, 7th ed. - ISSN: 03092402
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