Emergency Healthcare in Adults with IDD: End of Life

Title: End of Life

Recorded: February 27, 2013

Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) often have complex and fragile health issues which commonly result in the need for acute health interventions. The ability to provide accurate and safe health practices in an acute health emergency is often very challenging due to a number of circumstances including language barriers, miscommunication, lack of chronic disease data, as well as a lack of training by health professionals of the complexities of health issues in those with IDD. Health outcomes, quality of life, support staff and family burden as well as a significant economic strain could be alleviated by the creation of educational events and the development of standards of care practices.

This Webinar reviewed and discussed the concerns for end of life that may occur at the time of acute health emergencies in those with intellectual and developmental and developmental disabilities.

Leigh Ann Kingsbury, MPA, Gerontologist led the discussion.

This Webinar is appropriate for anyone who supports and cares for someone with IDD including self-advocates, families, DSP's, psychologists, therapists, support agencies, and healthcare providers.

A brief Q & A will followed the presentation.

This webinar is accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians for 1.25 hours of prescribed credit (recognized by the AMA as equivalent to Category 1 Credit) for those who attend this webinar live or view the archived version.

The cost of this archived webinar is $10.

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