A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities by Jane Maxwell

By Jane Maxwell

Ladies with disabilities frequently observe that the social stigma of incapacity and insufficient care are better obstacles to health and wellbeing than the disabilities themselves. A well-being guide for ladies with Disabilities may also help ladies with disabilities conquer those obstacles and enhance their common wellbeing and fitness, vanity, and talents to take care of themselves and perform their groups. This groundbreaking instruction manual was once constructed with the assistance and adventure of ladies with disabilities in forty two nations girls whose disabilities contain blindness, deafness, amputations, paralysis, studying problems, small stature, epilepsy, arthritis, and cerebral palsy. The booklet is stuffed with invaluable suggestion on: taking good care of day-by-day wishes with restricted entry to gear, Having fit and secure sexual relationships, deciding upon kin making plans tools that paintings top with particular, disabilities, getting ready for being pregnant and childbirth, protecting opposed to violence or abuse, Interactions of incapacity medications with different drugs, Organizing for disability-friendly well-being care.Health execs, caregivers for girls with disabilities, and running shoes operating with incapacity teams also will discover a health and wellbeing instruction manual for girls with Disabilities a necessary source.

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When followed by an organized group discussion, a role play can help a group look at attitudes, customs, and patterns of behavior, and how they affect women’s health. Role playing is useful for developing awareness and exploring alternative solutions to social problems. Role playing should be fun—but it should be taken seriously. Actions and characters may be exaggerated at times, but they should basically be true to the way things and people really are. Role playing can be done with little or no practice ahead of time, and no memorizing of parts.

She ks he of qu r is the fourth person her d estions ab lots isabi lity, out but n in her family to o her thing a get sick like this. sickn b ess. out A deaf woman cannot get anyone at a clinic to understand . what she wants A wom a a whee n in lchair canno t taxi or get a take he bus to health r to a center . After each role play, ask the “actors” to return to the group. Invite the group to ask each other questions about the role plays that will help deepen their understanding of the problems disabled women have in getting good health care.

Be patient. Do not pretend you understand me if you do not. A woman who has trouble learning or understanding • Use simple words and short sentences. • Be polite and patient, and do not treat her like a child. Give me one piece of information at a time and repeat it if necessary. A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities 2007 44 chapter 2: Organizing for disability-friendly health care Working for change Here are some suggestions you can use to work together with health workers to improve health care services.

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