Patients with intellectual disabilities: 10 tips

E E Baars, L J van Beek, D R Dijk, D A Nijman

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    Abstract

    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 contributionPatients with intellectual disabilities: 10 tips
    Original languageDutch
    Article numberD4904
    Number of pages6
    JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
    Volume164
    Issue number36
    Publication statusPublished - 28-Jul-2020

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