3225.0 Improving health service delivery for persons with disabilities

Monday, October 29, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Recent studies indicate that people with disabilities experience barriers to receiving appropriate health care services. Included are the limited knowledge and awareness of (a) health service providers regarding unique needs of persons with disabilities, (b) family caregivers about the health of their family members with disabilities, and (c)persons with disabilities themselves about the potential risk of diseases. Through their own research, presenters of this session report efforts to reduce such barriers and improve the effectiveness of health service delivery for persons with disabilities. Information remains limited, but recent studies indicate that people with disabilities experience both health disparities and specific problems in gaining access to appropriate health care, including health promotion and disease prevention programs and services.
Session Objectives: Name at least one approach that helps health care professionals and program planners to better serve persons with disabilities.
Adriane K. Griffen, MPH, CHES

Welcoming Remarks
Adequacy of NP Programs in Preparing Graduates to Care for Patients with Disabilities
Suzanne C. Smeltzer, RN, EdD, Elizabeth Blunt, PhD, RN, CRNP and Lisa Wetzel-Effinger, RN, MSN
Shared Decision Making (SDM) and the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
Susan E. Levy, MD, Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH, Stephanie Colantonio, BA, Hayley Reed, BA, Gail Stein, MSW, David S. Mandell, ScD and Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE
Oral home care for adults with developmental disabilities: A survey of paid and family caregivers about roles and responsibilities
Paula M. Minihan, PhD, MPH, John P. Morgan, DDS, Konstantina Yantsides, Carrie Nobles, MPH, Angel Park, MS, MPH, Matthew Finkelman, PhD, Paul Stark, ScD and Aviva Must, PhD

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Organized by: Disability
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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