Optimism born out of circumstance
- WINTER BRINGS OUT THE BEST. Heng, Simon // Community Care;2/19/2009, Issue 1758, p10
In this article the author discusses about personal assistants (PAs), who work for disabled people. The author opines bad weather and illness can test the best of PAs. The author says there are calls to the chemist for extra supplies of paracetamol and cough medicine to keep the current PA going...
- Medical Professionals With Hearing Loss Gather for First Conference. Aicherson, Samuel // ASHA Leader;7/24/2001, Vol. 6 Issue 13, p14
Highlights the conference held by the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss in New Jersey in 2001. Experiences as a surgeon with hearing loss shared by invited speaker Paul Hammerschiag; Profile of conference attendees; Background history of the association.
- The Personal Touch. Belson, Matthew J. // WE Magazine;Jan/Feb2000, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p78
Relates the experiences of several disabled people who are working as professionals in the medical field. What made Rick Doerr, a plastic surgeon, pursue his career; Opinion for Dr. Adele Zinberg, a psychiatrist who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, with regards to how people...
- CARELESS TALK. Turnbull, John // Learning Disability Practice;Mar2002, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p2
Comments on the Department of Health's guidance on person-centered planning for the disabled in Great Britain. Example of person-centered planning; Role of health professionals in the planning; Role of nurses in putting person-centeredness on everyone's agenda.
- Select Committee reports. // Benefits: The Journal of Poverty & Social Justice;Jun2009, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p200
The article provides an overview of the reports of the various committees of the government of Great Britain. The "pre-Budget Report 2008" of the Treasury Committee has revealed that the government does not have policy measures that will address child poverty. One of the problems highlighted by...
- THE ROAD TO EMPOWERMENT: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE MEDICALIZATION OF DISABILITY. Hayes, Jeanne; Hannold, Elizabeth "Lisa" M. // Journal of Health & Human Services Administration;Winter2007, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p352
The aims of this paper are to analyze the role of medical and health professions in creating and establishing the disability category. We also explore how the diagnosis, measurement, and treatment of disability have contributed to stigmatization and promoted social, political and economic...
- Disability Studies and the Support of Individuals With Significant Disabilities and Their Families: An Introduction to the Issues. Cosier, Meghan; Ferguson, Philip M. // Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities;Summer2012, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p67
This article introduces a set of four articles with a shared focus on the emerging field of disability studies and its relevance to individuals with significant disabilities and their families. The purpose of this introduction is to summarize the common themes that run through the following...
- CMs help HIV patients get care, other support. Beltran Ruggiero, Andrea // Case Management Advisor;Jun2012, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p66
Embedded case managers at Open Door Medical Center in Ossining, NY, help HIV patients navigate the health system and get the medical care and community support they need. CMs are trained as test counselors and see all patients at risk for HIV. Patients who test positive are enrolled in case...
- An improved experience for dementia patients. Elkins, Zo // Practice Nursing;Jun2012, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p307
Visiting a general practice may be a disorientating experience for someone with dementia. ZoÃ« Elkins outlines the benefits of applying the SPECAL method when treating dementia patients. INSET: CASE STUDY 1.