Thursday, February 21, 2013
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Searle Seminar Rm, 1st Floor, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Teresa A. Savage, PhD, RN
Consultant, Donnelley Ethics Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Adjunct Assistant Professor, of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and of
Medical Humanities and Bioethics
End of Life Care for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Of the over 4 million people in the United States with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD), many will die from the same diseases of aging as members of the general population. However, unlike the general population, there are health care disparities that present unique challenges for adults with I/DD and that can complicate their end of life care. This presentation will describe the presenter’s NIH-funded study on end-of-life care for people with I/DD.
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The Special Topics in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lectures run weekly on Thursdays at noon, addressing diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Speakers are MH&B faculty or special guests we've invited to present. All lectures run from noon to 12:45pm in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie building. All are welcome. Please feel free to bring a lunch.