Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Just and Realistic Expectations for Persons with Disabilities Practicing Nursing

Davidson PM, Rushton CH, Dotzenrod J, Godack CA, Baker D, Nolan MN. Just and Realistic Expectations for Persons with Disabilities Practicing Nursing. AMA J
Ethics. 2016 Oct 1;18(10):1034-1040. doi: 10.1001/journalofethics.2016.18.10.msoc1-1610. PubMed PMID: 2778002

Abstract
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and requires schools to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. The profession of nursing is striving for diversity and inclusion, but barriers still exist to realizing accommodations for people with disabilities. Promoting disclosure, a supportive and enabling environment, resilience, and realistic expectations are important considerations if we are to include among our ranks health professionals who can understand, based on similar life experiences of disability, a fuller range of perspectives of the patients we care for.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Seeking RNs with Disability to Participate in Research Study

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing is seeking RNs for a research study.

Are you a registered nurse who had a physical, sensory or learning disability while in nursing school? If so, please learn more about this research opportunity here (for members only, but it is free to sign up and join)


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Accommodating nursing students who have disabilities

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has a page listing resources for nursing students who have disabilities. As you find additional resources that may be beneficial for students, be sure to let the AACN know about them.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Former nursing student wins suit against Missouri nursing school

Last August, Jessica Wells, a former nursing student at the Cox College of Nursing, won a lawsuit against the Springfield, Missouri nursing school after she was dismissed two semesters into her program because she is deaf.

Cox College of Nursing should have provided Jessica Wells with reasonable accommodations that would have allowed her to complete the program, the jury said Aug. 9. Online court records show Wells was awarded $50,000 in the case.

The initial lawsuit was filed in 2009 accusing the school of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

You can read more here.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Disability Debate in Nursing

Don't miss this perspective article written by Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, APRN titled, "End the DisabilityDebate in Nursing: Quality Care is Fact"

The PDF of the article is hosted on the U.S. Department of Labor website:  http://www.dol.gov/odep/pdf/DisabilityDebate.pdf