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My Health Care Visit

My Health Care Visit

Understanding today’s visit and follow-up

Introduction

This tool is for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to complete with health care providers to foster understanding of the purpose, and outcome of today’s health care visit. This could ideally serve as documentation of a health care visit for the person’s record, if needed.

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Clinical lead

headshot of yona lunsky

Dr. Yona Lunsky is Director of the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre, and Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She directs the Health Care Access and Developmental Disabilities Program (H-CARDD) which brings research, policy and practice together to improve the health of adults with developmental disabilities. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Toronto.

Dr. Lunsky’s research explores clinical and systems issues related to health services. She is involved in several projects focused on improving primary, emergency and mental health care and is particularly interested in working together with health care providers and recipients to design tools to improve health care delivery.

Authors

Mais Malhas, DSW, M.ADS., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Heather Hermans, Behaviour Therapist, Vita Community Living Services
Erin Orr, M.A., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health & Ryerson University
Chanelle Salonia, M.A., BCBA, Associate Director of Clinical and Educational Services, Vita Community Living Services
Lauren Zaretsky, B.A., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

My Health Care Visit was developed through the Nuts and Bolts project, a partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Vita Community Living Services/Mens Sana, Toronto. It was pilot tested at Vita Community Living Services with the generous input from two consumer self-advocate groups, families, and staff working in this sector.

This is an update to a previous version of this tool (2011), published as Today’s Visit In: Sullivan WF, Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative Scientific and Editorial Staff, editors. Tools for the primary care of people with developmental disabilities. Toronto: MUMS Guideline Clearing House; 2011, p. 24-25.

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  • Meet the team

    Clinical lead

    headshot of yona lunsky

    Dr. Yona Lunsky is Director of the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre, and Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She directs the Health Care Access and Developmental Disabilities Program (H-CARDD) which brings research, policy and practice together to improve the health of adults with developmental disabilities. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Toronto.

    Dr. Lunsky’s research explores clinical and systems issues related to health services. She is involved in several projects focused on improving primary, emergency and mental health care and is particularly interested in working together with health care providers and recipients to design tools to improve health care delivery.

    Authors

    Mais Malhas, DSW, M.ADS., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    Heather Hermans, Behaviour Therapist, Vita Community Living Services
    Erin Orr, M.A., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health & Ryerson University
    Chanelle Salonia, M.A., BCBA, Associate Director of Clinical and Educational Services, Vita Community Living Services
    Lauren Zaretsky, B.A., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

  • About the tool development

    My Health Care Visit was developed through the Nuts and Bolts project, a partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Vita Community Living Services/Mens Sana, Toronto. It was pilot tested at Vita Community Living Services with the generous input from two consumer self-advocate groups, families, and staff working in this sector.

  • Revision history

    This is an update to a previous version of this tool (2011), published as Today’s Visit In: Sullivan WF, Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative Scientific and Editorial Staff, editors. Tools for the primary care of people with developmental disabilities. Toronto: MUMS Guideline Clearing House; 2011, p. 24-25.