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.