The Academy of Forensic Nursing is actively participating with the Disability Without Abuse organization. I will post resources and education that the organization provides.
What I have learned from this dynamic interprofessional advisory group is that we, as healthcare professionals, have significant deficits related to the care of persons with disabilities (the very wide range of conditions). Also, there are significant regulations and laws governing what we (hospitals, clinics, etc.)
If any of you are interested in working on research to practice project, I am doing with DWA, please email me off- line to learn more. It is an exciting opportunity to gain experience first-hand from experts about disability law, gain insight into abuses for the population and to be involved in advancing viable interventions for our specialty that are based in evidence based practice- reach out! I am learning tons and sharing healthcare experiences with those that don't understand our industry. The information exchange is about informing all of us on how we can improve care, management and expectations of the consumers.
This is one link. I will aim to provide an update periodically.