Health Care for People with Disabilities

I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I’m Your Doctor. – The New York Times

When I was in the third year of my medical residency, I was asked to evaluate a new state-of-the-art, fully accessible exam table that would be used in doctors’ offices to better provide care for patients with mobility-related disabilities. The table could go as low as 18 inches off the ground to enable easier transfers …

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Disability Healthcare Training – Nisonger Center

Access two courses that are approved for continuing education by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists and other health professionals. Source: Disability Healthcare Training – Nisonger Center The Ohio Disability and Health Program has developed online training modules that are designed to increase the capacity of health …

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Abused And Betrayed: People With Intellectual Disabilities And An Epidemic Of Sexual Assault : NPR

Source: Abused And Betrayed: People With Intellectual Disabilities And An Epidemic Of Sexual Assault : NPR NPR Special Series: Abused and Betrayed: People with Intellectual Disabilities and an Epidemic of Sexual Assault https://www.npr.org/series/575502633/abused-and-betrayed At a moment of reckoning in the United States about sexual harassment and sexual assault, a yearlong NPR investigation finds that there’s …

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Disability Stigma and Your Patients | Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging With Physical Disabilities

Source: Disability Stigma and Your Patients | Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging With Physical Disabilities Download Document on Aging Stigma For people with disabilities, stigma can be a major barrier to participation. Stigmatizing attitudes about disabilities can also affect relationships between patients and providers. However, health care providers can be allies with their patients …

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Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan

Source: Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental | I. Leslie Rubin | Springer Offers an unique lifespan approach on Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Addresses the Clinical as well as the Systems of Delivery of Health Care Provides a practical approach to dealing with health and well-being of people …

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Health Promotion in Community Based Organizations: Understanding the Needs and Capacity
Jasmina Sisirak, PhD, MPH and Beth Marks, PhD, RN, FAAN
May 17th, 2018

Webinar 5: Health Promotion in Community Based Organizations: Understanding the Needs and Capacity 3:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time Register for Webinar Presenters: Jasmina Sisirak, PhD, MPH (jsisirak@uic.edu) and Beth Marks, PhD, RN (bmarks1@uic.edu) Abstract: Focusing only on motivating individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) to change their behaviors oftentimes results in many people returning to unhealthy …

Health Promotion in Community Based Organizations: Understanding the Needs and Capacity
Jasmina Sisirak, PhD, MPH and Beth Marks, PhD, RN, FAAN
May 17th, 2018
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Anxiety and Depression in Adults with IDD: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Applications
Kelly Hsieh, PhD and Haleigh Scott, PhD
April 19th, 2018

Webinar 4: Anxiety and Depression in Adults with IDD: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Applications 3:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time Register for Webinar Presenters: Kelly Hsieh, PhD (hsieh@uic.edu) and Haleigh Scott, PhD (hscott8@uic.edu) Abstract: Depression and anxiety are the most frequent mental disorders in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). People with IDD may experience more …

Anxiety and Depression in Adults with IDD: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Applications
Kelly Hsieh, PhD and Haleigh Scott, PhD
April 19th, 2018
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Partnering to Transform Healthcare with People with IDD
Tamar Heller, PhD and Sarah Ailey, PhD, RN, CDDN, APHN-BC
March 15th, 2018

Webinar 3: Partnering to Transform Healthcare with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Thursday, March 15, 2018 Play recording (1 hr 1 min) Handout: Tackling Health Disparities Video: Daphne Ron: Good and Bad Experiences with Health Care Presenters: Tamar Heller, PhD (theller@uic.edu) and Sarah Ailey, PhD, RN, CDDN, APHN-BC (Sarah_H_Ailey@rush.edu) Abstract: Disparities in treatment of people with …

Partnering to Transform Healthcare with People with IDD
Tamar Heller, PhD and Sarah Ailey, PhD, RN, CDDN, APHN-BC
March 15th, 2018
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Beyond Care Coordination: Cross-Systems Care Integration for Adults with IDD
Betty Geer, DNP, RN, CPNP · Brystal Karber, BA · Nichole Guerra, DBA
February 15th, 2018

RRTCDD and The Arc 2018 Health and Wellness Webinar Series Webinar 2: Beyond Care Coordination: Cross-Systems Care Integration for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 3:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time PLAY RECORDING (1 hr 6 min) Download Presentation Slides Abstract: This presentation will define a new experimental role known as the Care Integration Specialist and explain …

Beyond Care Coordination: Cross-Systems Care Integration for Adults with IDD
Betty Geer, DNP, RN, CPNP · Brystal Karber, BA · Nichole Guerra, DBA
February 15th, 2018
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Blind Spot: Understanding a disabled son’s vulnerability as a state of grace

American Journal of Nursing Blind Spot: Understanding a disabled son’s vulnerability as a state of grace by Diane Stonecipher, BSN, RN “His IQ may have been devastated, but his EQ has not. He has lived 25 years on this earth and his experiences are valuable and visceral to him.” Diane Stonecipher is a nurse living and …

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