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Intellectual Disability training videos

This series of videos is designed to help health professionals understand the care needs of a person with intellectual disability.

Intellectual Disability and mental health by Dr Bruce Chenoweth

Dr Bruce Chenoweth (Developmental Psychiatrist) speaks about how there is a 60% prevalence of major mental illness and disorders amongst people with ID over their life time and how this affects their functional capacity, presentation to services and their enjoyment of life. He discusses treatment, behaviours and how to support people with ID and mental health co-morbidity.

Intellectual disability and hospitalisation by Lif O'Connor

Lif O’Connor (Clinical Nurse Consultant) speaks of Hospitalisation. She discusses:

  • supporting the person with ID in the community and the different roles of health staff they will interact within the health system
  • communicating with the person with ID and their carer
  • complex case discussions and the transfer of care (including discharge from hospital)
  • transitioning from paediatric to adult health services.

Intellectual disability and respiratory health by Dr Andrew Ng

Dr Andrew Ng (Respiratory and Sleep Physician) speaks about:

  • maintaining good respiratory health
  • signs of respiratory infection
  • causes of aspiration
  • treating respiratory problems.

Orientation to caring for a patient with Intellectual Disability

A Carer and a clinician speak of access to health services for people with intellectual disability and family / carer. A Carer discusses how she works with health professionals, including general practitioners, to improve access for her adult son.

Diagnosing patients with Intellectual Disability

A Paediatrician, and two GPs and a Registered Nurse (CNC) speak about the difficulties of diagnosis and the common health problems of people with intellectual disability.

Continuity of care in Intellectual Disability: Jimmy's journey

This video demonstrates an integrated care approach for someone with autism spectrum disorder and chronic and complex health problems. Two GPs, a Registered Nurse (CNC) and a Specialist Doctor discuss Jimmy.

Accessing care for a patient with Intellectual Disability

A consumer of health services for people with intellectual disability, describes what he likes about his GP, the characteristics of a good visit to the GP for himself and his family and what he thinks the Emergency Department and the hospital wards do well for people with intellectual disability.