Going to the doctor or nurse is not easy for many people. Not only are there the normal concerns about what the symptoms might mean and embarrassment when discussing personal matters, but there can be additional difficulties linked to disabilities and personal circumstances.
This resource, which is based on some typical case scenarios, is offered at intermediate level and includes five assessment questions to support your continuing professional development. Complete the resource, including the further reading and some or all of the suggested activities, to obtain a certificate for one hour of continuing professional development to include in your annual portfolio.
After completing this module you will
WHO: Disability and health. Fact sheet number 352. Reviewed Sept 2013. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs352/en/
Citizens Advice Bureau. Discrimination in health and care services – duty to make reasonable adjustments.
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Further education and training
Education for Health offers a number of courses that are relevant to this topic.
Core Consultation Skills workshop
Essentials of primary care
Introduction to self management and health behaviour change
Breaking Bad News workshop