Education and Employment

Nurse Suicide: Breaking the Silence – National Academy of Medicine

Source: Nurse Suicide: Breaking the Silence – National Academy of Medicine | National Academy of Medicine ABSTRACT | The purpose of this paper is to raise awareness of and begin to build an open dialogue regarding nurse suicide. Recent exposure to nurse suicide raised our awareness and concern, but it was disarming to find no organization-specific, local, …

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I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I’m Your Doctor. – The New York Times

When I was in the third year of my medical residency, I was asked to evaluate a new state-of-the-art, fully accessible exam table that would be used in doctors’ offices to better provide care for patients with mobility-related disabilities. The table could go as low as 18 inches off the ground to enable easier transfers …

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Working and Training with a Disability Just How Far Have Attitudes Evolved: Neurology Today

Professionalism: Working and Training with a Disability Just How Far Have Attitudes Evolved? Source: Working and Training with a Disability Just How Far Have Attitudes Evolved: Neurology Today Professionalism: Working and Training with a Disability Just How Far Have Attitudes Evolved? Hurley, Dan Neurology Today: October 19, 2017 – Volume 17 – Issue 20 – p …

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Internet and cell phone usage patterns among young adults with intellectual disabilities

Source: JARID Authors Cristina Jenaro, Noelia Flores, Maribel Cruz, Ma Carmen Pérez, Vanessa Vega, Víctor A Torres First published: 24 July 2017 Abstract Background The risks and opportunities associated with the use of technologies are of growing research interest. Patterns of technology usage illuminate these opportunities and risks. However, no studies have assessed the usage …

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What Effect Does Transition Have on Health and Well-Being in Young People with Intellectual Disabilities? A Systematic Review

 Source: JARID Background Transition to adulthood might be a risk period for poor health in people with intellectual disabilities. However, the present authors could find no synthesis of evidence on health and well-being outcomes during transition in this population. This review aimed to answer this question. MethodPRISMA/MOOSE guidelines were followed. Search terms were defined, electronic searches of …

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Prospects for an Impact Evaluation of Project SEARCH: An Evaluability Assessment

Source: Prospects for an Impact Evaluation of Project SEARCH: An Evaluability Assessment Authors: Arif A. Mamun, Lori Timmins, and David C. Stapleton Download Report Project SEARCH has emerged as a promising program to address the challenges related to improving employment outcomes of youth with disabilities. It is a high school to work transition program that integrates …

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Employers, looking for a roadmap to make your workplace is accessible to all?

Source: Accessible Technology Action Steps: A Guide for Employers Looking for a roadmap to ensure that the technology in your workplace is accessible to all employees and job applicants? Visit: Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) Whether you’re just getting started on accessible technology or looking for more advanced guidance, PEAT offers resources that can …

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Doctors With Disabilities: Why They’re Important – The New York Times

There’s good reason to believe a more diverse work force — one that includes doctors with disabilities — would be good for patients and doctors. Patients of various backgrounds tend to feel more comfortable with physicians like them, and that’s true for people with disabilities as well. Source: Doctors With Disabilities: Why They’re Important – …

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Increasing the number of doctors with disabilities would improve health care.

Increasing the number of doctors with disabilities would improve medical care, not weaken it Source: Increasing the number of doctors with disabilities would improve health care. We Need More Doctors With Disabilities One-fifth of all Americans have a disability, but less than 1 percent of doctors do. That’s slowly starting to change—to the benefit of …

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