Cal and Cathy welcome Kelly Mack to the podcast for a discussion about living with a disability, and how healthcare workers can best support their clients who are living with a disability. And, of course, some talk about the mistakes humans and healthcare workers make. Plus, one of the best public transport stories we’ve ever heard.
Ableism 101: https://www.accessliving.org/newsroom/blog/ableism-101/
People First Language: https://www.disabilityisnatural.com/people-first-language.html
ADA National Network: Accessible Healthcare https://adata.org/factsheet/accessible-health-care#:~:text=Introduction,health%20care%20services%20and%20facilities.
CMS: Improving Access to Care for People with Disabilities https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/OMH/resource-center/hcps-and-researchers/Improving-Access-to-Care-for-People-with-Disabilities
How to make healthcare accessible for all: http://agerrtc.washington.edu/info/factsheets/healthaccess
National Council on Disability Bioethics Report Series: https://ncd.gov/publications/2019/bioethics-report-series
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section: This webpage provides information on how DOJ works to achieve equal opportunity for people with disabilities by implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). At the bottom of their home page, you will find a number of resources about the ADA https://www.justice.gov/crt/disability-rights-section
About Our Guest:
Kelly Mack is a communications professional, specializing in health issues. In her spare time, she writes articles about living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and moderates for RheumatoidArthritis.net. She has lived with RA since age two, resulting in significant physical disabilities and use of a motorized wheelchair. Kelly earned a MA in Communications from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College. You can find Kelly on Twitter @MsKellyM and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/mskellym/.