The ADA website provides information about the law/regulations, enforcement, design standards, and technical assistance materials, as well as information about service animals and a place to file a complaint.
This is a link that provides an example of how Section 504 is applied to a child with diabetes in a school-setting. This covers the requirements of the school nurse, teachers, and other school professionals in ensuring that the child receives appropriate support in order to participate.
In order to make patients and clients feel respected and comfortable, a health care professional must use appropriate verbal and nonverbal language. This resource provides basic information on how to respectfully communicate with people with various disabilities.
"The Center for Research on Disability at the University of New Hampshire is a trusted source for research and statistics on the community participation of people with disabilities, examining key topics like employment, public programs, health, transportation, education, and more."
"The mission of the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium is to make disability statistics easier to find and use. The Compendium gathers the most recent national statistics on people with disabilities from various federal programs and agencies. The Compendium provides current statistics and time trends related to the prevalence of disabilities as well as key indicators on employment, health, community living, and other outcomes of importance in monitoring the well-being of individuals with disabilities..." - FAQs page
Shalini Lal, Stephanie Tremblay, Danielle Starcevic, Melina Mauger-Lavigne, & Dana Anaby. (2022). Mental health problems among adolescents and young adults with childhood-onset physical disabilities: A scoping review. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.3389/fresc.2022.904586
Angelelli, J., McCartney, D., Roehmer, C., Swart, E. C. S., Quinby, E., Darwin, J., & Dicianno, B. E. (2022). Effect of Social Determinants of Health Interventions on Adults Living With Disabilities: A Scoping Review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 103(5), 1023–1033. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2021.06.021
Wofford, M. C., Ogletree, B. T., & De Nardo, T. (2022). Identity-Focused Practice in Augmentative and Alternative Communication Services: A Framework to Support the Intersecting Identities of Individuals With Severe Disabilities. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 31(5), 1933–1948. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1044/2022_AJSLP-21-00397
Chen, S.-W., Somerville, E., Devine, M., & Stark, S. (2023). A protocol for removing environmental barriers to independent living (REBIL): An adapted evidence-based occupational therapy intervention to increase community participation for individuals aging with long-term physical disabilities. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 86(5), 349–358. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1177/03080226221126901
Resources for creating and using inclusion strategies to improve the health, well-being, and participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life
Mental Health Disorders
Books and Journals at Bellack Library
Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Mental Health Care for Older People by Peter Cockersell (Contribution by); Maria Castro Romero (Contribution by); Afreen Huq (Contribution by); Maureen McIntosh (Contribution by); Musthafar Oladosu (Contribution by); Rena Kydd-Williams (Contribution by); Siobhan Spencer (Contribution by); Rachel Tribe (Editor); Ajit Shah (Contribution by); Pauline Lane (Editor); Matt Broadway-Horner (Contribution by)
Magnée, T., de Beurs, D. P., Kok, T. Y., Verhaaka, P. F., & Verhaak, P. F. (2018). Exploring the feasibility of new Dutch mental health policy within a large primary health care centre: a case study. Family Practice, 35(2), 186–192. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1093/fampra/cmx084
McCracken, R. K., Fung, L., Stratis, A. K., Cottick, K. R., & Dobson, S. (2018). Family doctors providing primary care to patients with mental illness in a tertiary care facility. Canadian Family Physician, 64(10), e440–e445.
Carvalho Cassiano, A. P., Fernando Marcolan, J., & Augusto da Silva, D. (2019). Primary healthcare: Stigma against Individuals with mental disorders. Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE, 13, 359–364. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.5205/1981-8963.2019.239668
Papachristopoulos, I., Sazakli, E., & Leotsinidis, M. (2023). General practitioners’ views towards management of common mental health disorders: Τhe critical role of continuing medical education. BMC Primary Care, 24(1), 63. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1186/s12875-023-02017-5
Barnett, P., Arundell, L.-L., Saunders, R., Matthews, H., & Pilling, S. (2021). The efficacy of psychological interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental health disorders in university students: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 280(Part A), 381–406. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.10.060
Desroches, M. L., Sethares, K. A., Curtin, C., & Chung, J. (2019). Nurses’ attitudes and emotions toward caring for adults with intellectual disabilities: Results of a cross-sectional, correlational-predictive research study. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities : JARID, 32(6), 1501–1513. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12645
Grier, E., Abells, D., Casson, I., Gemmill, M., Ladouceur, J., Lepp, A., Niel, U.,Sacks, S., & Sue, K. (2018). Managing complexity in care of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Natural fit for the family physician as an expert generalist. Canadian Family Physician/Medecin De Famille Canadien, 64(Suppl 2), S15–S22.
Xiong, T., Kaltenbach, E., Yakovenko, I., Lebsack, J., & McGrath, P. J. (2022). How to measure barriers in accessing mental healthcare? Psychometric evaluation of a screening tool in parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. BMC Health Services Research, 22(1), 1383. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1186/s12913-022-08762-0
This guideline covers recognising and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children and young people from birth up to 19 years. It also covers referral. It aims to improve the experience of children, young people and those who care for them.
Dallman, A. R., Artis, J., Watson, L., & Wright, S. (2021). Systematic Review of Disparities and Differences in the Access and Use of Allied Health Services Amongst Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 51(4), 1316–1330. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04608-y
Stein Duker, L.I., Kim, H.K.S., Pomponio, A., & Pfeiffer, B. (2019). Examining primary care health encounters for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73, 1-11.
Lang, M., & du Plessis, E. (2019). Sensory processing disorder: Perceptions on the clinical role of advanced psychiatric nurses. Health SA Gesondheid: Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, 0. https://doi.og/ doi: 10.4102/hsag.v24i0.1197
Gupta, N., Brown, C., Deneke, J., Maha, J., & Kong, M. (2019). Utilization of a novel pathway in a tertiary pediatric hospital to meet the sensory needs of acutely ill pediatric patients. Frontiers in Pediatrics. https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2019.00367
This article is published by the Cleveland Clinic and covers several issues concerning healthcare providers, such as Asperger Syndrome no longer being a diagnosis, diagnosing an adult with ASD, and comorbid conditions.
Provides an interdisciplinary approach to health care and related topics that concern women. Focuses on the newest theories, skills, and procedures. Covers nursing, health care, psychology, sociology, & anthropology.
Every minute, at least one woman dies from pregnancy and childbirth complications; a further twenty suffer injury, infection or disease. Despite medical advances, and years of national and international policy declarations, this tragic situation remains particularly severe in developing countries, violating a fundamental human right. This book draws together insights and experiences of development practitioners, policy-makers, academic experts and private sector partners to describe the Women's Health Initiative (WHI). A public private partnership based in India, the WHI took a new approach to.
Sonalkar, S., Chavez, V., McClusky, J., Hunter, T.A., & Mollen, C.J. (2019). Gynecologic care for women with physical disabilities: A qualitative study of patients and providers. Women's Health Issues.
Rade, B. K., Tamiru, A. T., Aynalem, G. L., Taye, E. B., Melkie, M., Abera, A., Cherkos, E. A., & Asaye, M. M. (2023). Prevalence and factors associated with sexual and reproductive health services use among reproductive age women with disabilities: a community based cross-sectional study. BMC Women’s Health, 23(1), 1–11. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1186/s12905-023-02373-5