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The intellectually disabled person as a patient
The intellectually disabled person as a patient

Author(s): Magdalena Bełza, Agnieszka Żabińska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sociology, Personality Psychology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: intellectually disabled person; health care; rights of a disabled patient; approach to an intellectually disabled patient

Summary/Abstract: The study explores the issues associated with functioning of a person with intellectual disability in the health care system. Some legislative solutions normalizing the rights of patients (also disabled ones) were discussed. Also, presented were the results of the research conducted among the medical staff of a hospital by applying the method of interview. Due attention was paid to medical staff’s knowledge concerning disability (particularly intellectual one). An image of the intellectually disabled patient as well as the ways of approaching patients with disability applied by the respondents were shown from the perspective of medical staff.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 53-61
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English