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End of Life Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Dates: 19 – 19 Mar, 2015
AAIDD Online Learning Course:
End of Life Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

People with disabilities face many of the same issues at the end of life as people without disabilities as well as some additional issues and challenges. Today the life expectancy of a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities is almost the same as it would be for a person in the general population. As people with disabilities live longer and are more integrated into the community, they outlive family caregivers more frequently, require additional supports into advanced age, and choose to receive care at the end of life in their own homes. The number of people in this situation is expected to rise as the “Baby Boomer” generation moves into this age category. This course provides an introduction to some critical issues that arise at the end of life for people with disabilities. It is meant for all members of the interdisciplinary team that provides support and care. This course will introduce basic legal and ethical guidelines for decision making at the end of life. Each state and agency will have its own laws, regulatory issues, and policies. After taking this course, staff should be sure to inform themselves about the specific policies and regulations that pertain to their role and responsibilities.

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Cost: $15.00 (AAIDD Members Save 10%)
Credit/Contact Hours: 1.25

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