Most able bodied people are unaware of the daily challenges facing adults with disabilities. People with disabilities comprise a significant portion of the population. These individuals are likely to utilize health care services frequently due to co-morbidities and issues related to aging with a disability. This syllabus outlines a course elective developed for medical students. The course is intended to provide learners with a broader understanding of the experiences of adults with disabilities and learn some techniques for improving health care interactions with physically disabled patients.
medical education, physical disabilities, course description, health sciences education, persons with disabilities, interprofessional education, medical school elective
Hendrix, Ingrid C. and Sarah Knox Morley. "Considerations in Caring for Adults with Physical Disabilities." (2014). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/hslic-publications-papers/27