ERIC Number: EJ843203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
European Manifesto on Basic Standards of Health Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Meijer, M. M.; Carpenter, S.; Scholte, F. A.
Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, v1 n1 p10-15 Mar 2004
An invitational conference organized by the Netherlands Society of Physicians for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (NVAVG) and the European Association of Intellectual Disability Medicine (MAMH), in collaboration with the Erasmus Medical Center's Department of Specialist Training for Physicians for People with Intellectual Disabilities, had as its aim the development and issuance of an European manifesto on adequate health care for people with intellectual disabilities (ID). This paper provides an overview of the basis for the conference and the manifesto and lays out recommendations for the implementation of the manifesto's main points. The group's product, the "European Manifesto on Basic Standards of Health Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities," summarizes the core elements of adequate health care for individuals with ID, and offers guidance on how Europe's nations may address deficiencies in health provision for people with ID. The manifesto's main points include a call for greater available and accessible health care, increasing the competencies in ID of health professionals, educators, and researchers, a greater reliance on a multidisciplinary approach to health care, more specialist services, and a proactive emphasis on personal health management.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Physicians, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, Specialists, Conferences (Gatherings), Access to Health Care, Public Health, Health Promotion, Delivery Systems, Health Needs
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