Nursing Standard podcast: support for students with a disability or impairment

Ricky Baker talks about his dyspraxia as part of a discussion of reasonable adjustments for students

Photo of Ricky Baker, a newly qualified student with dyspraxia
Newly qualified nurse Ricky Baker

What support can nursing students with a disability or an impairment expect from their clinical placement providers?

This topic is covered in the latest episode of the Nursing Standard podcast which examines reasonable adjustments.

Reasonable adjustments are alterations that should be made to ensure someone with a physical or mental health condition – covered under the Equality Act – is not disadvantaged. Fitting hearing loops on telephones for people who use a hearing aid is one such adjustment, but often the changes are more subtle.

In the podcast, London South Bank University senior lecturer Elizabeth King talks about her doctoral research on reasonable adjustments and newly qualified nurse Ricky Baker discusses his personal experience as someone with dyspraxia.

They talk to Nursing Standard senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett about the importance of self-disclosure, access to funding for necessary adjustments and the impact of the pandemic on students with learning difficulties.

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