Caring for People with Complex Disabilities

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Lecture Overview

Every healthcare professional has the skillset to provide the robust and empathetic care that people with complex disabilities are entitled to. It's a matter of recognising when to employ these skills and how to individualise them for each person. In this lecture, medical educator Dr Paul Nguyen discusses key concepts in the care of people with complex disabilities, including consent, communication, logistical considerations, preventative healthcare and the NDIS.


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Dr. Paul Nguyen is a Medical Educator at Monash University, member of the Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Group at the Royal College of General Practitioners and a former Developmental Disability Medical Specialist for the Centre for Developmental Disability Health Victoria. During his time as a GP, he focussed mainly on mental health, including practising clinical hypnotherapy, and Focussed Psychological Strategies (predominantly focussing on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). Paul identifies as a secular Buddhist and a flexitarian, which demonstrates his refusal to be easily categorised, a trait that has given him the empathy and experience to provide care for people whose needs are neither simple nor uniform.
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First Published27 March 2023
Updated27 March 2023
27 March 2025
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