Transforming Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Innovations in Education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602838
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Transforming Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Innovations in Education
Author(s):
Mann, Catherine M.; Ball, Lisa Sherry; Ball, Lisa Sherry
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Zeta
Author Details:
Catherine M. Mann, RN, CNE-C, cmann1@daemen.edu; Lisa Sherry Ball, RN, FNP-BC
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Nursing faculty recognize individuals with developmental disabilities as an underserved community with unmet needs. Disparities in health care may be attributed to lack of health provider knowledge and comfort in caring for the population (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014; Ward, Nichols, & Freedman, 2010). In response to the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council’s (NYS DDPC) call for proposals related to piloting, evaluating, and infusing innovative programs to educate and empower health care professionals to act as leaders in providing quality health care to people with developmental disabilities (NYS DDPC, 2012), innovative graduate, undergraduate, and community education strategies and resources were developed, implemented, and evaluated. “Partners in Health Education for People with Disabilities,” initially implemented in January 2013, is an ongoing innovative program that was developed to educate and empower nurse practitioners and physician assistants to act as leaders in providing quality health care to people with developmental disabilities. The program focused on improving abilities to (a) synthesize concepts from pathophysiology and epidemiology with societal and legal issues affecting individuals with developmental disabilities across the lifespan, (b) demonstrate leadership and evidence-based practice competencies as members of the interdisciplinary team, and (c) employ competent patient-centered care to individuals with developmental disabilities.  “Educating Nurses to Care for Medically Fragile Individuals with Developmental Disabilities” is a program presenting opportunities to develop advocacy and leadership skills when caring for medically fragile individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Initially implemented in September 2013 for registered nurses, the program was expanded in Fall 2014 to include all health care students and professionals. The purpose of the current presentation is to share strategies and resources for use in graduate, undergraduate, and community education to improve health care for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Regional strategies and resources used in local programs to empower clinicians to act as leaders and change agents for this underserved population will be presented. Implications for broader implementation in education will further be discussed.
Keywords:
Individiduals with Developmental Disabilities; Innovative Education; Strategies and Resources
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.52
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleTransforming Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Innovations in Educationen
dc.contributor.authorMann, Catherine M.en
dc.contributor.authorBall, Lisa Sherryen
dc.contributor.authorBall, Lisa Sherryen
dc.contributor.departmentPi Zetaen
dc.author.detailsCatherine M. Mann, RN, CNE-C, cmann1@daemen.edu; Lisa Sherry Ball, RN, FNP-BCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602838en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Nursing faculty recognize individuals with developmental disabilities as an underserved community with unmet needs. Disparities in health care may be attributed to lack of health provider knowledge and comfort in caring for the population (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014; Ward, Nichols, & Freedman, 2010). In response to the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council’s (NYS DDPC) call for proposals related to piloting, evaluating, and infusing innovative programs to educate and empower health care professionals to act as leaders in providing quality health care to people with developmental disabilities (NYS DDPC, 2012), innovative graduate, undergraduate, and community education strategies and resources were developed, implemented, and evaluated. “Partners in Health Education for People with Disabilities,” initially implemented in January 2013, is an ongoing innovative program that was developed to educate and empower nurse practitioners and physician assistants to act as leaders in providing quality health care to people with developmental disabilities. The program focused on improving abilities to (a) synthesize concepts from pathophysiology and epidemiology with societal and legal issues affecting individuals with developmental disabilities across the lifespan, (b) demonstrate leadership and evidence-based practice competencies as members of the interdisciplinary team, and (c) employ competent patient-centered care to individuals with developmental disabilities.  “Educating Nurses to Care for Medically Fragile Individuals with Developmental Disabilities” is a program presenting opportunities to develop advocacy and leadership skills when caring for medically fragile individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Initially implemented in September 2013 for registered nurses, the program was expanded in Fall 2014 to include all health care students and professionals. The purpose of the current presentation is to share strategies and resources for use in graduate, undergraduate, and community education to improve health care for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Regional strategies and resources used in local programs to empower clinicians to act as leaders and change agents for this underserved population will be presented. Implications for broader implementation in education will further be discussed.en
dc.subjectIndivididuals with Developmental Disabilitiesen
dc.subjectInnovative Educationen
dc.subjectStrategies and Resourcesen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:37:48Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:37:48Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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