Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan

  • I. Leslie Rubin
  • Joav Merrick
  • Donald E. Greydanus
  • Dilip R. Patel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Dilip R. Patel, Donald E. Greydanus, Joav Merrick, I. Leslie Rubin
      Pages 5-12
  3. Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Donald J. Lollar, Randall A. Phelps
      Pages 15-29
  4. History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
  5. Family Centered Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Catherine de Haas, Ruth Ryan
      Pages 49-58
    3. Nancy S. Jokinen
      Pages 79-84
    4. Karen McKenzie, Laura Shewan, Suzanne Wilson
      Pages 85-101
    5. Julie Dini
      Pages 103-110
    6. Stacey Ramirez, Staeshe Collins, Brenda Liz Muñoz
      Pages 111-119
  6. Integrating Systems of Care

  7. International Classification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Margaret R. Kyrkou
      Pages 137-146
  8. Systems of Health Care Delivery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Stephen B. Sulkes
      Pages 149-154
    3. David A. Ervin
      Pages 177-183
    4. Rosemary M. Caron
      Pages 185-194
    5. Melinda J. Morin, Justin Alvey, Nancy Murphy, Laurie Glader
      Pages 195-208
    6. Jeffrey K. Okamoto
      Pages 209-217
    7. David Wood, Linda R. Edwards, Brian Hennen
      Pages 219-228
    8. David A. Ervin, Brian Hennen
      Pages 229-241
    9. Sandra L. Friedman
      Pages 243-254
    10. Norberto Alvarez
      Pages 265-275
    11. Joan Earle Hahn, Laura E. Fox
      Pages 277-287
    12. Liz Grier
      Pages 289-300
  9. Principles of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Peter J. Smith
      Pages 303-310
  10. Practicalities of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Stephen B. Sulkes
      Pages 335-343
  11. Intellectual Disability and The Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. J. Carolyn Graff, Jeffery A. Foran
      Pages 347-361
  12. Build Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
  13. Public Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
  14. International Perspectives

About this book


This book provides a broad overview of quality health care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It focuses on providing the reader a practical approach to dealing with the health and well-being of people with IDD in general terms as well as in dealing with specific conditions. In addition, it offers the reader a perspective from many different points of view in the health care delivery system as well as in different parts of the world. This is the 3rd, and much expanded edition, of a text that was first published by Rubin and Crocker in 1989 (Lea and Fibiger). The second edition was published by Rubin and Crocker in 2006 (Paul Brookes) and has been used as a formal required text in training programs for physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners as well as by administrators who are responsible for programs serving people with IDD. This book is considered the “Bible” in the field of health care for people with IDD since 1989 when the first edition came out.



Aging with Disabilities Assessing Health and Quality of Care Causas and Consequences of Prematurity and IDD Communication with Patients with IDD and Family Concepts of Holistic Care Develomental Therapies and Health Professionals Family Care and People with Intellectual Disability Genetics and Genetic Syndroms for People with IDD History of Health Care for People with Intellectual Disability IDD Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Integrative and Complementary Health and Alternatives International Perspectives for Health Care of IDD Lifespan Care and People with Intellectual Disability Medicine and Health Mental Health and Behavior Neorological Disorders Severe and Profound Intellectual Disability Social Determinants of Health and Disability Syndroms of Developmental Disabilities

Editors and affiliations

  • I. Leslie Rubin
    • 1
  • Joav Merrick
    • 2
  • Donald E. Greydanus
    • 3
  • Dilip R. Patel
    • 3
  1. 1.Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability and Department of PediatricsMorehouse School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Medical Services, Division for Developmental and Developmental DisabilitiesMinistry of Social Affairs and Social ServicesJerusalemIsrael
  3. 3.Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of MedicineWestern Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18095-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18096-0
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