Training on intellectual disability in health sciences: the European perspective

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    Abstract

    Intellectual disability (ID) has consequences at all stages of life, requires high service provision and leads to high health and societal costs. However, ID is largely disregarded as a health issue by national and international organisations, as are training in ID and in the health aspects of ID at every level of the education system. This paper aims to (1) update the current information about availability of training and education in ID and related health issues in Europe with a particular focus in mental health; and (2) to identify opportunities arising from the initial process of educational harmonization in Europe to include ID contents in health sciences curricula and professional training.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)20 - 31
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal of Developmental Disabilities
    Volume61
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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