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Disability as Diversity

A Case Studies Companion Guide

  • The information is critically needed, as this is a first-of-its kind publication

  • Case studies are connected to case law and OCR decisions for health science programs

  • Applicable across healthcare professions

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Medical Student Cases

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Student with a Physical Disability: Tammy Thomas, a Clinical Year Medical Student with Quadriplegia

      • Christopher D. Connolly, Maya M. Hammoud, Charlotte H. O’Connor
      Pages 17-23
    3. The Student with a Psychological Disability: Rhonda Rapp, a Fourth-Year Medical Student with Depression and PTSD

      • Lisa M. Meeks, Hilit F. Mechaber, Samantha Schroth, Rahael Gupta, Joseph F. Murray
      Pages 37-45
    4. The Student with Cancer: Marc Fernandez, a Fourth-Year Medical Student with Cancer

      • Nichole L. Taylor, Catherine Moore, Suzanne Hawks
      Pages 55-65
  3. Nursing Student Cases

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67
    2. The Student with a Physical Disability: Sam Stone, a Nursing Student with a Missing Limb

      • Leslie Neal-Boylan, Patricia Lussier-Duynstee, Jan Serrantino-Cox
      Pages 85-93
    3. The Student with a Sensory Disability: Anna Howard, a Deaf Nursing Student

      • Stacey M. Carroll, Carrie Morgan Eaton, Marie Lusk
      Pages 95-107
    4. The Student with a Psychological Disability: Melanie Mathews, a Nursing Student with Suicidal Ideation

      • Leslie Neal-Boylan, Michelle D. Miller, Jan Serrantino-Cox
      Pages 109-116
  4. Focused Topic Cases

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 125-125
    2. The Student Using Medical Marijuana

      • Leslie Neal-Boylan, Charlotte H. O’Connor
      Pages 127-132
    3. The Student Who Brings an Animal to Class

      • Patricia Lussier-Duynstee, Christine Low, Elisa P. Laird, Leslie Neal-Boylan
      Pages 133-139
    4. The Student Who Fails the Medical Board Exam

      • Kristina H. Petersen, Lisa M. Meeks
      Pages 141-151
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 153-158

About this book

Administrators in medical, nursing and health science programs are witnessing a substantial increase in the number of students with disabilities  entering their programs. Concurrently, the benefits of diversity in healthcare are becoming increasingly apparent and important.
 
A commitment to disability inclusion for qualified students should be a high-level goal of nursing, medical, and other health science programs. To support this goal, leaders in these areas must develop robust programs and an understanding of the needs of qualified students with disabilities in the health sciences and accompanying best practices for inclusion.
 
This book of case studies is the perfect companion to Meeks' and Neal-Boylan's recently-published book Disability as Diversity. It contains ten cases related to medicine and nursing but with significant relevance to other health professions.  Each case is preceded by an introduction with instructions on how  to use it. The cases are followed by discussion questions and perspectives from the student, faculty and disability resource professional viewpoints. The cases are then deconstructed with reference to the book Disability as Diversity, relevant citations from the literature and case law.
 
Developed by some of the most notable researchers and clinicians in the field this case book serves as truly invaluable resource for deans, program directors, faculty and student affairs personnel. Offices can use these cases as a platform for critical discussion and training about disability processes, policies and decision-making regarding accommodations and inclusion.

Keywords

  • Disability
  • Inclusion
  • Case studies
  • Education
  • Policy
  • Disability services
  • Nursing

Editors and Affiliations

  • Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic, Chevy Chase, Rockville, USA

    Leslie Neal-Boylan

  • Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, USA

    Lisa M. Meeks

About the editors

Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, APRN, CRRN, FAAN

Solomont School of Nursing

University of Massachusetts

Lowell, MA, USA

leslie_nealboylan@uml.edu


Lisa M. Meeks, PhD, MA

Department of Family Medicine

The University of Michigan Medical School

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

meeksli@med.umich.edu

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Disability as Diversity

  • Book Subtitle: A Case Studies Companion Guide

  • Editors: Leslie Neal-Boylan, Lisa M. Meeks

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55886-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-55885-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-55886-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 158

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Health Administration, General Practice and Family Medicine

Buying options

eBook USD 64.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-55886-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)