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How to do it: the neurological consultation with an autistic patient

Cooper, Miriam, Gale, Katherine, Langley, Kate, Broughton, Thomas, Massey, Thomas H., Hall, Nicola J. and Jones, Catherine R.G. 2021. How to do it: the neurological consultation with an autistic patient. Practical Neurology 10.1136/practneurol-2020-002856

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Abstract

Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition with a very heterogeneous presentation. Autistic people are more likely to have unmet healthcare needs, making it essential that healthcare professionals are ‘autism-aware’. In this article, we provide an overview of how autism presents and use case studies to illustrate how a neurological consultation in an outpatient clinic environment could prove challenging for a autistic person. We suggest how to improve communication with autistic patients in clinic and highlight the importance of a patient-centred and flexible approach.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Medicine
Psychology
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 1474-7758
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 September 2021
Date of Acceptance: 7 September 2021
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 18:25
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/144065

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