Yours, Mine or OURS? The Shared Responsibility of Providing Disability Competent Care
All child life specialists will encounter patients and families with disabilities. As with any other cultural group, child life specialists need to be prepared to provide culturally-competent care individualized to the needs of these patients and families. This interactive presentation will provide a brief history of disability culture along with concrete strategies to equip and empower child life clinicians to provide disability-competent care. SUGGESTED DOMAIN: Ethics
Discuss culturally competent care and identify how this translates into caring for individuals with disabilities.
the current state of disability in the U.S. and the importance of disability competence.
Explore several disability-competent care strategies to their work as child life specialists.
Emily works as a child life specialist III with the Behavior Safety Team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her work involves close collaboration with caregivers and the interdisciplinary team to create plans of care and provide behavioral supports and adaptions for surgeries, admissions, and ambulatory healthcare encounters to meet the needs of patient with developmental and behavioral challenges.
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