The barriers to and enablers of providing reasonably adjusted health services to people with intellectual disabilities in acute hospitals: evidence from a mixed-methods study.

Tuffrey-Wijne, Irene, Goulding, Lucy, Giatras, Nikoletta, Abraham, Elisabeth, Gillard, Steve, White, Sarah, Edwards, Christine and Hollins, Sheila (2014) The barriers to and enablers of providing reasonably adjusted health services to people with intellectual disabilities in acute hospitals: evidence from a mixed-methods study. BMJ Open, 4(4), e004606. ISSN (online) 2044-6055

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Abstract

The evidence suggests that ward culture, staff attitudes and staff knowledge are crucial in ensuring that hospital services are accessible to vulnerable patients. The authors suggest that flagging the need for specific reasonable adjustments, rather than the vulnerable condition itself, may address some of the barriers. Further research is recommended that describes and quantifies the most frequently needed reasonable adjustments within the hospital pathways of vulnerable patient groups, and the most effective organisational infrastructure required to guarantee their use, together with resource implications.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Health services research
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Business and Law > Kingston Business School (Department of Management) (from August 2013)
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
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Date Deposited: 19 May 2014 10:22
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 14:30
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/28245

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