Deafblind people in medical settings will often operate of high levels of anxiety and in unfamiliar environments taking in and retaining information can be difficult.
Struggling to communicate with medical professionals may lead to misdiagnosis, unnecessary treatment and unsolved problems. It is essential that deafblind people receive clear and accurate information.
This three hour workshop aims to support GPs, Practice Managers, Nurses, Frontline Staff, and all Healthcare Staff to communicate effectively with people within the diversity of deafblindness and have the confidence to identify and support their particular communication and access needs.
What the workshop covers:
- Overview of Deafblindness
- Definitions and Diversity
- Simulation and Practical Communication exercises
- Impacts of Dual Sensory Loss
- Communication Methods
- Good communication tactics
- Guiding Techniques
- How to provide accessible information
- Related Case Studies
- Support and Equipment
- Reflection on Current Practice
Who the workshop is for:
- General Practitioners
- Practice Managers
- Community Nurses
- Frontline Staff
All workshop participants receive a comprehensive Hand-out and Certificate of Training.