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)