Have your say on health care for people with cognitive disability

The Royal Commission wants to understand the experiences of people with cognitive disability in accessing or receiving health care. Health is a key issue for the Royal Commission because people with disability may experience violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in health settings. The denial of the right to health care may also be a form of neglect.

There are a range of issues and barriers that people with cognitive disability may experience with the health system.  Research suggests that people with cognitive disability are more likely to suffer an avoidable death that could have been prevented through appropriate health care. Research also suggests that non-Indigenous Australians with disability receive services that First Nations people with disability do not.

​​The Royal Commission issues paper on health care for people with cognitive disability outlines our preliminary understanding of the key issues experienced by people with cognitive disability when accessing health care. The paper includes 10 questions to help people and organisations to provide responses.

The issues paper on health care for people with cognitive disability is available for download in PDF, Word and easy read formats.

 

 

Download Health Care for People with Cognitive Disability issues paper (off-site)
Topics:
Disability Royal Commission

Author:
Disability Royal Commission

Date published:
Mon 16th Dec, 2019

Closing date:
Fri 20th Mar, 2020