UNISON Northern Ireland

Learning Disability - Understanding and supporting specific Health Conditions of people with a learning disability

Event Date: 
23 Oct 2019 - 13:30 to 16:00

UNISON Belfast 

Individuals with a learning disability are more vulnerable to certain health conditions.  Individuals can also have a complex range of health needs.  This workshop will focus on the associated health needs of an individual with a learning disability.  It will cover assessment of pain.  Within the workshop the term 'diagnostic overshadowing' will be explored and issues in regard to consent.  It will also highlight the 'hospital passport' document.  This course is suitable for any health care professional who cares for an individual with a learning disability.  The course will be delivered by Caroline O'Loughlin, Practice Educator and Learning Disability Nurse.

You may also be interested in Learning Disability - Overcoming Barriers for people with a learning disability to engage with Health and Social Care Services  which runs from 10am - 12.30pm on the same day (Oct 23)

This course is eligible for backfill funding for attendees who work in domiciliary/home care, day care or supported living in the private and community/voluntary sector under the Training for the Domiciliary Care Workforce Project administered by NISCC.  You must get approval from your employer in advance.