At the beginning of October Ffion Poole, Kath Toms, and Sharon Cochrane – supported by Christy Taylor – delivered communication training to 1st year student nurses at the University of South Wales, Pontypridd.
There were 360 student nurses in the audience, and the training we delivered was about how to understand and talk to someone with a learning disability. During the training we showed a video of Sharon playing the role of a person with a learning disability who has been admitted to hospital with a chest infection. The film shows the right and wrong way to communicate with someone with a learning disability.
The students showed great interest and many came to speak to us at the end of the training. We can’t wait to do more training at the University of South Wales in the future.