Considerations in Caring for Adults with Physical Disabilities
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.