Principles of Medical Ethics in Health Care Provision for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Emphasis on Older Adults


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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
1:00 pm Eastern - 2:00 pm Eastern
Location: webinar


Sponsored By

 AAIDD - AUCD - The Arc of the US - ANCOR - AAIDD Gerontology Division -   UIC RRTC on Aging & DD

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 Date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Time:  1:00-2:00 pm Eastern Time

Moderator:  Renee Pietrangelo, Executive Director, ANCOR

Topic:  Principles of Medical Ethics in Health Care Provision for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Emphasis on Older Adults

Speaker: C. Michael Henderson, MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Departments of Internal Medicine and Dentistry. 

In 1996, Dr. Henderson completed a dual fellowship in geriatrics and developmental disabilities at the University of Rochester. He has continued as a faculty member at University of Rochester with a dual appointment in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics. In addition, he has affiliations with three non-profit agencies that provide services for adults with I/DD. Dr. Henderson participates in clinical research, medical education, and clinical service activities for adults and elders with I/DD, and has a special interest in comprehensive geriatric assessment in persons with I/DD.

Webinar Description:  The population with I/DD is "aging"; increased longevity confers greater risk of age-related co-morbidity. At the same time, many people with intellectual disability lack the capacity to make informed health care decisions. It is important to use formal assessment to determine if individuals I/DD can make their own health care decisions. In those individuals who lack the capacity to make these decisions, surrogates can be faced with tough questions regarding the best interests of the individuals with I/DD who have major illnesses. This talk will present work on capacity determination for people with I/DD. Basic principles of medical ethics will be introduced. The session will end with several case studies involving medical decision making in hemodialysis, dementia, and psychotropic drug use in adult patients with I/DD.

Target Audience: This presentation will be helpful for a broad audience including clinicians, administrators, caregivers and family members. 



3rd Wednesday of the Month

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

March 17, 2010: Self-Advocacy (topic pending)

Speaker: Pending


April 21, 2010:  End of Life Through a Cultural Lens

Speaker:  Tawara Goode, MA, Associate Director Georgetown UCEDD, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

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