4022.0 Persons with disabilities at the beginning and end of life

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session includes four papers that address unique, and often overlooked, issues pertaining to the crossroads of life events and disability. The session starts with a paper on the perspectives of women with disabilities on pregnancy and their role as a mother. Drawing data from a population survey, the second presenter addresses psychological and behavioral problems of infants and toddler with intellectual disability. The third and the fourth presenters will report findings from their qualitative studies of caregiverís experiences in facing the end of life of persons with intellectual disability.
Session Objectives: Describe at least one public health concern related to persons with disabilities who are at the end of their life.

Welcoming Remarks
Health Information Needs of Mothers with Physical Disabilities
Linda Long-Bellil, PhD, JD and Mary Mason, PhD
Intellectual Disability and Child Behavior Problems in Early Childhood
Erika Rose Cheng, MPA and Whitney P. Witt, PhD, MPH
Health Disparities in the end-of-life care of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Teresa Savage, PhD, RN, Teresa Moro, AM, LSW, Jackelyn Boyden, RN, MPH, Allison A. Brown, PhD and Karen Kavanaugh, PhD, RN, FAAN

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

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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