Caring for Patients with Disabilities [transcript] [audio]

Segment Overview: Professor Suzanne Smeltzer talks about advocating for improved disabled patient care and Villanova’s partnership with the National League for Nursing (NLN) to launch an online educational program designed to provide nurse educators with the tools they need.

Guest: Prof. Suzanne Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN

Presenter: Neal Howard

Guest Bio: An internationally known scholar, researcher, educator and author, Suzanne Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN, has directed the College of Nursing’s Health Promotion for Women with Disabilities Project, funded by a grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. Committed to making health promotion practices and services accessible and acceptable for those who are physically and cognitively challenged, she has done extensive research on the health issues of people with multiple sclerosis and other disabilities, how to improve the health and wellness of those with disabilities, and how to integrate disability content into the education and training of healthcare professionals.

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