Medical Issues for Adults with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities


Medical Issues for Adults with Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities
"As much as possible, they (physicians) need to be encouraged to provide the same extent of care they would provide someone without a disability." – Carl V. Tyler, M.D.
What should a visit to a primary care physician accomplish for an adult with a developmental disability? Can most doctors be expected to spot common health problems? How can a support person or case manager help the doctor accurately diagnose a patient who has significant communication issues? In this helpful manual, Dr. Tyler offers the reader:
  • Descriptions of common health care needs of this population
  • Tips for working with physicians
  • Warnings about issues such as under-recognized health problems and adverse drug reactions
  • Guidelines for screenings
  • Checklists for preventative health care
  • A list of resources to contact for more information
  • A glossary of medical terms.
Price: $10.95
Format: spiral-bound
Pages: 62
ISBN: 978-1-892696-05-2
Order number: HTM1
SKU: HTM1 Categories: ,


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