Delivering Quality Healthcare for People With Disability
Delivering Quality Healthcare for People With Disability provides a road map for nurses, nursing students, and other healthcare professionals to deliver quality healthcare for individuals with disability.
Awarded first place in the 2021 AJN Book of the Year Awards in History and Public Policy.
Disability is a universal aspect of the human experience. It will affect all of us, either directly or indirectly, at some point in our lives. Healthcare professionals frequently provide care for and communicate with people who have disability. Many care providers have acknowledged that additional education would help them deliver optimal evidence-based care. The educational gap has broad implications and repercussions for the care of this population.
Delivering Quality Healthcare for People With Disability provides a road map for nurses, nursing students, and other healthcare professionals to deliver quality healthcare for individuals with disability. From social determinants of health to disability models to an understanding of different types of disability, author Suzanne Smeltzer helps nurses take the lead in redefining education and addressing the needs of people with disability.
A disability quick info sheet and sample chapter are available to download for free on the Sigma Repository.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Disability, a Major Healthcare Inequity
- Chapter 2: The Role of Social Determinants of Health in Disability
- Chapter 3: Strategies to Address Barriers to Healthcare for People With Disability
- Chapter 4: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Chapter 5: Physically Disability
- Chapter 6: Psychiatric/Mental Health Disability and Neurocognitive Disorders
- Chapter 7: Sensory Disability: Hearing Loss
- Chapter 8: Sensory Disability: Vision Loss
- Chapter 9: Inclusion of Students With Disability: Redefining Nursing Education
About the Author:
Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is the Richard and Marianne Kreider Endowed Professor in Nursing for Vulnerable Populations at Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing. She has received several awards for her work related to disability, including the 2016 Nurse.com/Gannett Foundation Lectureship Award for Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability in Nursing Education from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.