Poverty and Disability (NL0511)

Author(s): Newsletter

Pre-Approved for: ABVE, ACM, CA BRN, CLCP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP

Credit Hours: 16

Course Description

This course explores the relationship between poverty and disability. Pre-Approvals Expire 12/31/17.

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage.

Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the social, economic, political and other causes of chronic poverty among disabled people using the "Chronic Poverty/Disability Cycle"

  2. Define and measure disability and poverty using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) conceptual model

  3. Differentiate between the following Models of Disability and Types of discrimination
    Models of Disability:
    1.) Medical Model
    2.) Charity Model
    3.) Social Model
    4.) Types of discrimination
    5.) Institutional
    6.) Environmental
    7.) Attitudinal

  4. Describe the processes that link ill health to poverty and identify where interventions can make a difference

  5. Review what is known about the incidence, distribution and trends of disability in the developing world, and how these relate to chronic poverty

  6. Discuss the applicability of using the U.S. federal poverty level to capture disabled women's experiences of material hardship and explain any discrepancies that may exist as a result of using this type of poverty measurement.

Course Overview

  • Article #1: The Confluence of Poverty and Disability

  • Article #2: Half in Ten: Why Taking Disability into Account is Essential to Reducing Income Poverty and Expanding Economic Inclusion

  • Article #3: Chronic Poverty and Disability

  • Article #4: Health and Poverty Linkages: Perspectives of the chronically poor

  • Article #5: Income Poverty and Material Hardship Among U.S. Women with Disabilities

  • Article #6: Disability is an Important Risk Factor for Food Insecurity



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Customer Testimonial

This is a very good online course.
Joe R.