The World Institute on Disability announces
a new training video and curriculum for medical providers:
Access to Medical Care:
Adults with Physical Disabilities
a 22 minute video about mobility, vision, hearing
and communication impairment in outpatient settings
“Full of practical, meaty information, this program demystifies disability,
emphasizes that ‘disability’ is not ‘illness.’ The central theme is that the
outward manifestations of disability do not mean that there is a diminution
of human capacity. . . Powerful and instructive . .”
Dr. Robert Master, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Boston.
Access to Medical Care: Adults with Physical Disabilities, a 22 minute video
offers physicians, dentists, nurses, social service and support staff, an
introduction to crucial issues that affect the quality of care for patients
Through compelling interviews with expert medical providers and a diverse
group of people with mobility, vision, hearing and communication
impairments, this video introduces and clarifies key concepts in treating
adults with physical disabilities. Appropriate for out-patient clinical
settings, the 22 minute video:
• Explores the views and experiences of people with disabilities and
providers in establishing rapport and effective communication,
• Addresses cultural competence, access and communication issues which often
arise in the clinic,
• Identifies common myths and stereotypes which interfere with accurate
assessment of patients,
• Explains barriers which result in disparities in health care delivery,
including physical/architectural, communication, attitudinal and
• Identifies the most common access and accommodation needs of adults with
physical, sensory and communication disabilities, as required by the
Americans with Disabilities Act, and explains feasible, cost-effective
• Clarifies essential principles of quality care in treating people with
• Reinforces key learning points in bulleted graphics (available in printed
handouts in the curriculum).
Treating Adults with Physical Disabilities, the accompanying training
curriculum offers a case-based learning exercise and extensive in-depth
reference materials. It provides essential knowledge for appropriate
provision of care and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The curriculum emphasizes access and communication as the fundamental
components in addressing health care disparities for people with
Price: $149 plus $3 shipping and handling. We pay the tax. Contact: Dr.
Marsha Saxton, for more information, 510-251-4349. [log in to unmask]
Some scholarships are available for individuals with disabilities and
special circumstances. The purchase includes a phone consultation to help
you create a workshop using the curriculum guide.
The curriculum was developed by the World Institute on Disability, Oakland,
CA, www.wid.org, in collaboration with Center for Health Care Strategies,
Kaiser Foundation Multi-Media, California HealthCare Foundation.
Video, “Access to Medical Care: Adults with Physical Disabilities” plus free
accompanying 30- page training guide, “Treating Adults with Physical
Disabilities, Access and Communication.”
Price: $149 plus $3 Shipping and handling per copy. Total
(We will pay tax.)
Mail or fax this form with payment to:
World Institute on Disability
510 -16th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94612-1500 USA
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