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Resources for disability education curriculum building, per healthcare profession

  • Nursing

  • Marks, B. & Ailey, S. (2014). White Paper on Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Nursing Educational Programs. Sacramento, CA: California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD).

  • Hahn, J. E. (2016). Nursing education about people with intellectual disability. An international perspective. In I. L. Rubin, J. Merrick & D. E. Greydanus & D. R. Patel  (Editors). Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan (pp. 2097-2109). Dordrecht: Springer.

  • Nursing and Interprofessional Education

  • Hahn, J. E., Fitzgerald, L., Markham, Y. K., Glassman, P. D. & Guenther, N. (2012). Infusing oral health care into nursing curriculum: Addressing preventive health in aging and disability. Nursing Research and Practice. Article ID 579072, 10 pages.

  • Hahn, J. E., Cadogan, M. P. (2011). Development and evaluation of a staff training program on palliative care for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 8, 42-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-1130.2011.00288.x

  • *Hahn, J. E., Willis, MA. (2004). Multimedia web-based courseware in intellectual and developmental disabilities nursing: from concept to development. International Journal of Nursing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. (Online publication date: 16-April-2004).

  • Hahn, J. E. (2003). Addressing the need for education: Curriculum development for nurses about intellectual and developmental disabilities. Nursing Clinics of North America, 38, 185-204. doi: 10.1016/S0029-6465(02)00103-2

  • Medicine

  • Teaching About Care for Patients with Disabilities

  • Tom Shakespeare & Ira Kleine (2013) Educating Health Professionals about Disability: A Review of Interventions, Health and Social Care Education, 2:2, 20-37, DOI: 10.11120/hsce.2013.00026


  • Ioerger, Michael PhD, MPH; Flanders, Reed M. BA; French-Lawyer, Jeremy R. MPH; Turk, Margaret A. MD Interventions to Teach Medical Students About Disability, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: July 2019 - Volume 98 - Issue 7 - p 577-599

  • doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001154

  • Student Healthcare Professionals with Disabilities

  • A Guidebook for Inclusion in Medicine, Nursing, and the Health Professions. L. M. Meeks & L.. Neal-Boylan (Eds). “Critically needed information that builds on prior work addressing gaps Includes lots of examples, templates and exemplars from all health sciences, especially in nursing Includes program development guidance”.

  • American Association of Medical Colleges (2018). Accessibility, inclusion,and action in medical education: Lived experiences of learners and physicians with disabilities. Washington, DC: Meeks, L.M. & Jain, N.R.