Preparing nurses to care for people with developmental disabilities: perspectives on integrating developmental disabilities concepts and experiences into nursing education.

@article{Gardner2012PreparingNT,
  title={Preparing nurses to care for people with developmental disabilities: perspectives on integrating developmental disabilities concepts and experiences into nursing education.},
  author={Marcia R Gardner},
  journal={The Nursing clinics of North America},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={517-27}
}
The argument that nursing curricula have not adequately prepared graduates to provide appropriate care for individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (DDs) has been put forward for a decade or more. This is of concern because the number of individuals with DDs has been increasing at a rapid rate. Undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula should address concepts of care for DDs across the lifespan and develop strategies to provide students with clinically… CONTINUE READING