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Have Intellectual Disability? Co-author Wanted!

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Opportunity Purpose
Members of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) is seeking to publish an Information/Education Paper (IEP) that seeks to promote an active lifestyle among older adults with intellectual disability (ID). Lived experiences with ID is greatly appreciated to make this IEP more relevant. Patient/care partners are welcome to provide inputs as co-authors.

What’s Involved
A two-page draft is being prepared, which addresses the role of health professionals, care partners, and individuals with intellectual disability to create an “active lifestyle plan.” Patient partners are invited to review and edit Word document, which contains some step-by-step guidance and a simple fact sheet, through email exchanges followed by an optional Zoom call. Other methods of providing inputs are also welcome.

Health Categories
Cognitive impairment
Other Brains and Nerves
Environmental factors
Exercise and Physical Fitness
Other General Health
Other Mental Health

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From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.