Assuring Access to Health Care for People with Disabilities

There are eight main topics in this training video :

  1. Meeting Your Patient
  2. Providing Equal Access to Quality Care
  3. Respecting Patient Choices
  4. Documenting Need for Medical Equipment
  5. Assisting a Person with Visual Impairment
  6. Communicating with People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  7. Working with Patients Who are Difficult to Understand
  8. Hidden Disabilities

A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of this training. If you have any questions regarding the contents or materials presented, please email CDD at cdd@training-source.org

Intended Audience

Health care providers

Learning Objectives

After completing this training video, participants will be able to: 

  1. Recognize what a disability is.
  2. Recognize the prevalence of disabilities and health disparities.
  3. Learn strategies for communicating with people with disabilities, including active listening and teach-back.
  4. Communicate more effectively with all patients.

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No Pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals identified:

Domain 3: Communication Skills

  • 3A2. Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images).
  • 3B2. Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images).
  • 3C2. Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images).
  • 3A4. Suggests approaches for disseminating public health data and information (e.g., social media, newspapers, newsletters, journals, town hall meetings, libraries, neighborhood gatherings).
  • 3A6. Communicates information to influence behavior and improve health (e.g., uses social marketing methods, considers behavioral theories such as the Health Belief Model or Stages of Change Model).
  • 3B6. Communicates information to influence behavior and improve health (e.g., uses social marketing methods, considers behavioral theories such as the Health Belief Model or Stages of Change Model).
  • 3C6. Evaluates strategies for communicating information to influence behavior and improve health (e.g., uses social marketing methods, considers behavioral theories such as the Health Belief Model or Stages of Change Model).

Domain 6: Public Health Sciences Skills

  • 6A1. Describes the scientific foundation of the field of public health
  • 6A2. Identifies prominent events in the history of public health (e.g., smallpox eradication, development of vaccinations, infectious disease control, safe drinking water, emphasis on hygiene and hand washing, access to health care for people with disabilities).
  • 6B2. Describes prominent events in the history of public health (e.g., smallpox eradication, development of vaccinations, infectious disease control, safe drinking water, emphasis on hygiene and hand washing, access to health care for people with disabilities).
  • 6B3. Applies public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services.
  • 6C2. Explains lessons to be learned from prominent events in the history of public health (e.g., smallpox eradication, development of vaccinations, infectious disease control, safe drinking water, emphasis on hygiene and hand washing, access to health care for people with disabilities).
  • 6A7. Describes the laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for the ethical conduct of research (e.g., patient confidentiality, protection of human subjects, Americans with Disabilities Act).
  • 6B8. Identifies the laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for the ethical conduct of research (e.g., patient confidentiality, protection of human subjects, Americans with Disabilities Act).
  • 6C8. Ensures the ethical conduct of research (e.g., patient confidentiality, protection of human subjects, Americans with Disabilities Act).

CEUs Offered

None

Cost

Free

Modality/format

Online Self-Pace

Length

1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Scott Lindgren, PhD; Ann Riley BSN, MA; Mike Hoeing, MA

Technical requirements

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

June 18, 2013