Article
Premium

Addressing Health Risks in NDIS Participants

CPDTime.
11m of CPD
Australians receiving disability support services have a mortality rate 4.7 times higher than the general population. Many of these deaths are potentially avoidable, yet, alarmingly, the likelihood of dying from a potentially avoidable cause is 3.6 times higher among people living with disability.

What's included in this resource?

  • CPDTime.
    11m of CPD
  • Article
  • 4 Assessment Questions
  • References
  • External Resources

What is this article about?

In 2019, the NDIS Commission facilitated a study investigating the causes of death in people receiving disability ​​supports and services, finding that many people who had died did not receive preventative healthcare measures such as vaccinations, dental check-ups, comprehensive health examinations and referrals to allied health services. All NDIS participants have the right to be in optimal physical, oral and mental health. It’s therefore the responsibility of providers to monitor participants’ health, safety and wellbeing, help them to maintain their health and assist in accessing healthcare services.

Ausmed resource artwork

Learning you'll love

An Ausmed Subscription will unlock access to 1,000+ learning resources. High quality education helps you provide high quality care.

Find out more

Contents

Test Your Knowledge

  • 4 Assessment Questions

Further Learning

  • Additional Resources
  • References

Document and reflect on your learning

  • CPDTime.
    11m of CPD

Meet the educator

educator profile image
Ausmed
Editorial Team
Ausmed’s editorial team is committed to providing high-quality, well-researched and reputable education to our users, free of any commercial bias or conflict of interest. All education produced by Ausmed is developed in consultation with healthcare professionals and undergoes a regular rigorous review process to ensure the relevancy of all healthcare information and updates to changes in practice. If you have identified an issue with the education offered by Ausmed or wish to submit feedback to Ausmed's editorial team, please email ausmed@ausmed.com.au with your concerns.
View Profile

What do others think?

288 reviews by Ausmed Learners
Sort by
Highest Rated
Lowest Rated
Most Recent
MS
Megan short
24 May 2022
Informative
PS
Paul Strong
26 May 2022
Paramedic
Found this article to be easy to understand with direct implications for patients in my field.
EF
Elizabeth Foley
12 May 2022
Registered Nurse
Informative and easy to read.
Portrait of Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell
21 May 2022
Registered Nurse
Good info, stats.
JB
Jennifer Brown
27 May 2022
Registered Nurse
This article was an excellent learning tool which encourages us as Registered Nurses to ensure we understand our special needs patients/ those with disabilities, in order to give them the best care possible and minimize risks pf death that could have been prevented
BA
Bian Asiao
30 May 2022
Student Nurse or Midwife
An Informative article
MH
M Hassanat
05 May 2022
Short, effective, well presented document. Very useful
DS
Deepak sandhu
17 May 2022
Very useful
KM
Kathy Malone
10 May 2022
Updated skills
DB
Dipti Bhandari
08 May 2022
Excellent and relevant
4.5 / 5
1 star
1%
2 star
0%
3 star
9%
4 star
26%
5 star
64%

Here's some further inspiration

Practice Areas

Ausmed Premium

To access this resource, sign up for Ausmed Premium. With Premium, you’ll have unlimited access to everything you need to take your education and care to the next level.

Looking for something else?

Discover more learning

Ausmed makes it a breeze to stay on top of my CPD. They're always adding and updating their content too, so there's tonnes to learn.

- Catherine, Enrolled Nurse