Medical Care of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
June 16, 2017
Venue:Via Live Webinar
The prevalence of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) comprises about 1% of the population. An overwhelming majority of persons with ID/DD live in the community and are expected to receive primary medical care at community-based facilities. Access to care (or coordinated care) continues to be a problem as well as barriers such as inaccessible clinical settings, translation and/or interpretation challenges, and lack of staff training. These issues are heightened for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they transition from pediatric care to seeking adult medical care.
This 1-hour risk management webinar presents an overview of associated syndromes, disorders and relevant co-morbidities, and helps clinicians develop communication strategies to appropriately diagnose, treat and manage adult patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Legal and ethical considerations will also be addressed.
After participating in this activity, you should be able to:
- Make reasonable office and staff accommodations in ascertaining sensitivity to procedures.
- Document a comprehensive health history, preferably in advance, and utilizing multiple informants if possible.
- Develop skills of developmentally appropriate and respectful communication with the patient.
- Define relevant legalities such as guardianship and its limitations concerning medical care; end-of-life decisions, major procedures, abortion, sterilization, etc.
- Recognize medical co-morbidities common in certain ID/DD associated syndromes.
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.
MMS Member Physicians: FREE
All Others: $29.00*
*Join the MMS through 2017 and attend this program for free. Call the MMS at 800-843-6356 for more information.
To register online, click on the "Individual Registration" button above.