The need for co-healthcare with people with intellectual disability

We are excited to share our new research article.

It was published in a medical magazine.

It is about how health care workers do not always give good health care to people with intellectual disability.

We think that health care workers need to learn how to give good health care. 

We think that people with intellectual disability should help teach health care workers.

We hope this will make health care more

  • inclusive,
  • person-centred and
  • respectful.  

Click the link to read our article The need for co-educators to drive a new model of inclusive, person-centred and respectful co-healthcare with people with intellectual disability

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Health care choices for people with intellectual disability

We are excited to share our new research article.

It is about informed consent for health care.

Informed consent means having information to make health care choices.

Our article was published in a medical magazine.

We hope lots of health care workers read it.

We think people with intellectual disability must get

  • the right information
  • support 

with health care choices.

This article tells us we need to do 

  • more work to improve health care choices

Here is the link to the article

Equitable and accessible informed healthcare consent process for people with intellectual disability: a systematic literature review

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“I am not a number!” Opinions and preferences of people with intellectual disability about genetic healthcare

Published January 20 2023 in European Journal of Human Genetics

Authors: Iva Strnadová, Julie Loblinzk, Jackie Leach Scully, Joanne Danker, Michelle Tso, Karen-Maia Jackaman, Manjekah Dunn, Sierra Angelina Willow, Skie Sarfaraz, Vanessa Fitzgerald, Jackie Boyle and Elizabeth Emma Palmer

The GeneEQUAL team share how people with intellectual disability have experienced genetic health care. They suggest some ways to make genetic health care better.

The paper is on a website that is seen by health professionals all over the world!

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The opinions and experiences of people with intellectual disability regarding genetic testing and genetic medicine: A systematic review 

Published December 9 2021 in Genetics in Medicine

Authors: Iva Strnadová, Suzanne M. Nevin, Jackie Leach Scully and Elizabeth E. Palmer

The GeneEQUAL team looked at what other people said about the experiences of people with intellectual disability who had seen a genetic health care team. 

They found that people with intellectual disability have not been properly listened to.  

This study led us to start the GeneEQUAL project. 

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