Almost all physicians see patients with intellectual disabilities in their practices. There are still health disparities between people with intellectual disability and the general population. Consultations with this group of patients can be challenging, but there are ways to improve on them. Take your time when it comes to communicating with patients with intellectual disabilities, adapt language use and make use of visual aids. People with intellectual disabilities and complex care needs can be referred to intellectual disability physicians (AVG in Dutch) or syndrome-specific outpatient clinics.
|Translated title of the contribution||Patients with intellectual disabilities: 10 tips|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde|
|Publication status||Published - 28-Jul-2020|