The Administration for Community Living (part of the Administration on Aging within the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services) is seeking comments on draft voluntary consensus guidelines for Adult Protective Services. The original deadline for comments was October 30, but it’s been extended to November 13. More information and a portal for submitting online comments … Continue reading NDY Submits Comments On Adult Protective Services Guidelines
Editor’s note: Diane’s plenary remarks included the use of PowerPoint slides. I don’t have access to these, but have included links in cases where people might want more information and/or verification.) Plenary Remarks at ACPEL Conference – May 31, 2012 I’d like to begin by presenting a CASE STUDY. It’s a true story, as told … Continue reading Diane Coleman’s Plenary Remarks at Adv. Care Planning and ‘End of Life’ Conference on May 31
Here’s the ‘Dr. Phil’ letter with all the signatories that were included at completion: May 29, 2012 Dr. Phil McGraw Dr. Phil Show 5482 Wilshire Boulevard #1902 Los Angeles, CA 90036 Dear Dr. Phil: The undersigned organizations are sending this letter in response to the April 13, 2012 segment of the Dr. Phil Show which … Continue reading Text of Response to Dr. Phil Segment ‘Deadly Consequences’ with List of National, State and Local Signons.
Thirty national disability organizations blast “Deadly Consequences” segment of the Dr. Phil show On May 29, thirty national disability organizations lead by Not Dead Yet issued a letter to the Dr. Phil Show, criticizing its April 13th segment entitled “Deadly Consequences.” Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 On May 29, thirty national disability organizations lead … Continue reading RELEASE: 30 National Disability Organizations Led by NDY Decrying ‘Deadly Consequences’ Segment
The recommendations contained in the National Disability Rights Network’s (NDRN)report, “Devaluing People With Disabilities: Medical ProceduresThat Violate Civil Rights,” constitute nothing less than a call to conscience for health care providers who are withholding life-sustaining treatment without consent from people with disabilities who are not otherwise dying. Sometimes this is done at the request of … Continue reading NDRN’s Report Should Serve As a Call to Conscience for Health Care Providers