This project aims to directly reduce discrimination towards patients with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) in healthcare, which results from a lack of training of medical professionals when dealing with this cohort, by training medical students at undergraduate level in effective communication with these patients
Increase medical student exposure to patients with ID
Increase student comfort working with the ID population
Teach effective communication skills for overcoming communication barriers
Area of Activity
Patients’ Rights and Patient-Centred Medicine
-Develop a video for 1st Year PBL sessions: Simulated interview with ID patient, along with notes about how to approach the interview, terminology to use etc.
– Run an interactive workshop for 4th Years in Psych or GP placements with ID volunteers, involving simulated interviews and feedback to students on how to improve.
Time frame of the Activity
01/03/2017 – 30/06/2017
No current fundraising plans.
Affiliated in an IFMSA Program?
Dignifying and Non-Discriminatory Healthcare – [email protected]
Niamh O’Connor, [email protected], AMSI (Ireland), LORP TCD
Ciara Clarke, [email protected], AMSI, NORP