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

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS11152
Module leader: Michael Brown
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Mental Health and Learning Disability

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

Description of module content:

Value base: attitudes and values and respect of the person.
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 intellectual disabilities, identification of need, legal and ethical issues and consent.
Appraising and reviewing evidence: policy, legislation, research, clinical guidelines and care pathway approaches.
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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically evaluate the available evidence and identify the personal, social, environmental and physical barriers to promoting and enabling access to healthcare for people with an intellectual disability.
LO2: Critically review the ethical and legal frameworks and their application to meeting the health needs of people with an intellectual 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 an intellectual 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 an intellectual disability.
LO5: Critically evaluate the impact of interventions and adjustments to care as a means to promote access to health care for people with an intellectual disability.

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