Case Study Objectives:
After completing this case study, the student should be able to:
Differentiate between the purposes, benefits, and limitations of government-sponsored programs for those members who are disabled to achieve health equity.
Describe attitudes and perceptions that contribute to the treatment of people with disabilities.
Identify health care and social issues that influence people with disabilities.
Promote the health and well-being of people with disabilities.
Explain the role of the nurse in providing primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of alcohol and tobacco.
Discuss the impact of substance abuse on clients in a community.
Describe factors that may lead to disabilities in certain populations.
Examine how public policies reduce health disparities for people with disabilities.
Discuss strategies that public health nurses may use to improve the health status of people with disabilities.