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Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Program Details
The ethical, medical management and psychosocial issues for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who face death, grief and loss can be complex. This two-hour educational program focuses on the critical challenges of providing and accessing optimal end-of-life care and bereavement support for this population.

Note:  The focus of this program is on intellectual disability and generally does not include developmental disabilities where cognitive function is unimpaired.
Organization Registration- $235
(two or more individuals)
Registration includes access to the archived webcast along with a DVD.

Individual Registration -$25
(one individual only)
Registration includes access to the archived webcast program.

How Does It Work?
The Archived streaming webcast is available for you to view anytime you choose; until October 23, 2014.

A DVD of the program will also be mailed to registered organizations only. 
 
CE Credits

This program is valid for two (2) hours of CE credit.  CE credits are $10/participant. CE credits are available until October 23, 2014.

CE credits are copyrighted by HFA.  Participants are attending an event of Hospice Foundation of America (HFA).  All CE certificates must be obtained directly through HFA. Boards approve the content developed by HFA, not by the viewing organization. CE instructions will be provided to you in the download area online.

 


In Partnership With
This program is presented in partnership with:

AAIDD

The Arc

Ancor
PROGRAM OUTLINE:
I. Introduction: The Nature of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
A. Who are persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities?
B. Patterns of morbidity and mortality within intellectual and developmental disabilities
C. Losses experienced by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
II. Life-Limiting Illness in Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
A. Medical Management
B. Pain Management
C. Ethical Issues
III. Grief and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
A. Losses and intellectual and developmental disabilities
B. Grief in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities
C. Disenfranchised grief and intellectual and developmental disabilities
IV. Interventive Strategies
A. During illness
B. At the time of death
C. Rituals
D. Counseling and group support
V. Transition Training and Death Education
VI. Conclusion: Resources and Initiatives
A. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, ANCOR , The Arc
B. Last Passages
C. Government resources
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 
 
1. Define and differentiate intellectual and developmental disabilities and note the patterns of morbidity and mortality with populations of such individuals; 
2. Describe the critical issues that emerge in the medical management of life-limiting illness in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; 
3. Describe the special issues that arise in the assessment and management of pain in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; 
4. Discuss the ethical issues that arise in end-of-life care for individuals with intellectual disability; 
5. Define grief and enumerate the types of losses that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families may experience; 
6. Describe the ways that grief is manifested in persons with intellectual disability; 
7. Discuss interventive approaches and strategies to assist persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are ill or grieving, as well as their families; 
8. Identify national resources and initiatives for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and family members who are ill or grieving. 
 
Products
Listed below are the available methods to register and view this program. Click on a registration option to view in more detail the materials, registraton fees, and how to obtain CEs.