Poverty and Disability (NL0511)
Pre-Approved for: ABVE, ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CRC, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP
Credit Hours: 16
This course explores the relationship between poverty and disability.
- Discuss the social, economic, political and other causes of chronic poverty among disabled people using the "Chronic Poverty/Disability Cycle"
- Define and measure disability and poverty using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) conceptual model
- Differentiate between the following Models of Disability and Types of discrimination
Models of Disability:
1.) Medical Model
2.) Charity Model
3.) Social Model
4.) Types of discrimination
- Describe the processes that link ill health to poverty and identify where interventions can make a difference
- Review what is known about the incidence, distribution and trends of disability in the developing world, and how these relate to chronic poverty
- Discuss the applicability of using the U.S. federal poverty level to capture disabled women's experiences of material hardship and explain any discrepancies that may exist as a result of using this type of poverty measurement.
- Article #1: The Confluence of Poverty and Disability
- Article #2: Half in Ten: Why Taking Disability into Account is Essential to Reducing Income Poverty and Expanding Economic Inclusion
- Article #3: Chronic Poverty and Disability
- Article #4: Health and Poverty Linkages: Perspectives of the chronically poor
- Article #5: Income Poverty and Material Hardship Among U.S. Women with Disabilities
- Article #6: Disability is an Important Risk Factor for Food Insecurity