Better communication can help to overcome care failures
Simon Jones Lead behavioural practitioner and nurse consultant with Consensus and chair, RCN learning disability forum
Avoiding diagnostic overshadowing and ensuring continuity of care will save lives
It is a statement of the obvious that, if you have a learning disability, one of your main challenges is communication. You may not have verbal language or, if you do, it may be limited. Because of this the people who support you need to do more to help, particularly with your health.
Learning Disability Practice. 21, 2, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/ldp.21.2.13.s13