What is your role within the Academic Collaborative Centre related to people with PIMD?
Within the Academic Collaborative Centre related to people with PIMD, I carry overall responsibility for the collaborative Comenius project ‘Optional multi-level study programme for existing and future professionals on Healthy Ageing in people with an intellectual disability’. I also work at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, teaching within the School of Nursing and leading the Knowledge Factory ’Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a disability’. One of the goals of the collaborative relationship between the two organisations is to incorporate research results into education.
What do you hope to achieve?
My ambition is to develop education that encourages students and professionals to look beyond the borders of their own discipline. The complex care and support needs of people with PIMD mean that it is important for all the different healthcare workers involved to collaborate effectively, not losing sight of the broader picture. What motivates me is my desire to get students learning, to keep them learning and to foster their enthusiasm for working with people with an intellectual disability. And I believe that it is important that each person learns to bring their own particular strengths to the collaborative process.
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