ERIC Number: ED329084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Health Care for People with Developmental Disabilities: A Guide for Parents and Other Caregivers.
Pfaffinger, Kathleen M.; Nelson, Richard P.
Starting with the premise that all people have a right to quality health care, this guide emphasizes that assisting people with developmental disabilities to obtain health care and maintain healthy life styles will enhance the quality of their lives at home and in the community. The guide consists of four sections. A section on obtaining care describes some of the professionals and resource services that are available in the health care system. It discusses ways to be a more effective consumer advocate. The second section presents the basic steps in routine health care for children and adults, and discusses lifestyles or habits that contribute to good health. It explains how to prepare for a health appointment; the importance of having regular check-ups; and ways to stay healthy through nutrition, hygiene, dental care, injury prevention, and exercise. The third section focuses on coping with common illnesses and special health problems that frequently concern people with developmental disabilities. A section of resources lists 18 selected readings and 26 Minnesota organizations and programs. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Affiliated Program on Developmental Disabilities.
Note: For a related document, see EC 300 081.