The cloak of invisibility

Author(s): Sarah McKnight

Hospital: Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin

Reference: RAD Magazine online

Excerpt: 

“You know he/she has special needs right? It’s on their file?”

This is a question that I find myself being asked on quite a regular basis by parents/carers. The presumption is that their child’s special needs has been highlighted on their records and therefore I know about it, so I can provide efficient care to their child. This could not be more false, especially in the case of invisible disabilities.

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