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Nurse and a father talking to a patient with intellectual disability lying in a hospital bed

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The Framework

Diagram showing the four framework processes: Knowing, Informing, Collaborating, Supporting

The content of this resource is from research following the journeys of people with intellectual disabilities through metropolitan and regional hospitals.

This research showed that quality hospital care results from the interplay of four elements:

  • Knowing about hospitals and their processes

  • Informing and sharing information relevant to this patient

  • Collaborating with hospital staff and any involved disability support staff 

  • Supporting the person through the hospital journey

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