Monday, February 25, 2013

New HEALTHCARE STORIES Featuring People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

From DREDF - Healthcare Stories

DREDF is pleased to announce the release of newHEALTHCARE STORIES that illustrate, as no policy paper can, the obstacles and barriers that stand in the way of getting appropriate, effective health care for many people with developmental disabilities.

These short video stories feature people with developmental disabilities and their families, and an intrepid primary healthcare provider who has defined the field of developmental medicine.

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Story tellers speak candidly about their experiences accessing health care. The obstacles they face range from lack of accessible equipment such as CAT scan tables, to encounters with medical professionals who have little or no disability literacy or training, to outright substandard care. Such persistent barriers to health care affect not only our health and wellbeing, but also the quality and length of our lives.

Read more HERE.
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