Intellectual disability advocates’ $50m push to improve medical care

Carers say health procedures are made more difficult because of doctors’ lack of understanding. The issue, said the council’s senior advocate, Jim Simpson, is primarily a lack of training among doctors, who receive only 2.5 hours of specific training in the average six-year degree, and nurses, who receive none.

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Topics:
Accessibility, Access, Inclusion, Medical, Health General, Mental Health

Author:
Helen Davidson

Source:
The Guardian

Date published:
Mon 1st Apr, 2019