Reasonable adjustments for disabled people by healthcare services

Turner, S, Read, S, Heslop, P, Tucker, J, Seaton, S and Evans, B (2018) 'Reasonable adjustments for disabled people by healthcare services.' Nursing Standard. ISSN 0029-6570 (Forthcoming)

Abstract

We can learn a lot from examples of what has worked well. Drawing on examples of good practice shared at research workshops, this paper shares how three services have met the Equality Act 2010 duty for health services to make reasonable adjustments so that disabled people are not disadvantaged in using those services. Each of the services identified disabled patients and considered and recorded their need for reasonable adjustments and the specific adjustments required. In doing so, they took time to fully understand the needs of the disabled person from the person's own perspective as far as possible. They then collaborated and coordinated the provision of reasonably adjusted care by communicating well with other care providers, working together as a team, and treating people as individuals.

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Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2018 12:44
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 14:14
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