A man with intellectual disability points to himself.

Just Include Me: Inclusive Health Care eLearning launches

15 February 2024

The Council for Intellectual Disability held an online launch event for our ‘Just Include Me: Inclusive Health Care’ eLearning series on the 14th of February.

The eLearning series aims to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of health professionals to work with people with intellectual disability.

The event showcased parts of the 9 CPD-accredited modules that cover

  • communication strategies
  • behaviour as communication
  • consent and decision-making
  • health care adjustments
  • virtual care

Federal Minister for Social Services and Families Amanda Rishworth said, “Congratulations to CID on the development of this new resource, which will play an important role in supporting health care professionals to be more inclusive in their care practices.”

Why do we need health professional training?

Research suggests that major contributors to poorer health outcomes across the health sector are caused by a lack of understanding of intellectual disability and inclusive communication skills.

A solution that aligns with recommendations from the Disability Royal Commission includes providing training to health professionals in working with people with intellectual disability.

A world-class healthcare system cannot fail to include vulnerable groups. Together, we can improve our approach to providing quality health care for all people.

Learn more about the Just Include Me eLearning modules here. They can be found on HETI and Medcast.

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