The older archives (>10 years old) have been substantially recovered -- more than 23,800 files' worth -- and are now reachable through the search engine and via file download. Email here if you have any questions.
Your support is essential if the service is to continue, there are bandwidth bills to pay every month and failing disk drives to replace. Volunteers do the work, but disk drives and bandwidth are not free. We encourage you to contribute financially, even a dollar helps. Click here to donate.
Welcome to the new Radio4all website! If you cannot log in, you may need to reset your password. Email here if you need additional support.
 
Program Information
Health Justice Radio Collective
Unspecified
 Health Justice Radio Collective  Contact Contributor
March 25, 2013, 9:56 p.m.
It is estimated that about 1-3% of the Canadian population lives with a developmental disability (DD). This refers to people with limited cognitive abilities and adaptive functioning which have their onset before the age of 18. The causes of DDs are varied and often unknown and can be a combination of both genetic and environmental factors (for example trauma during birth). This population often has specific health concerns and can be complex yet rewarding patients to work with.

On this week's show, we spoke with Dr. Bill Sullivan, a family doctor at the Surrey Place Centre in Toronto, about health care for people with DDs. Dr. Sullivan is leading a provincial initiative to improve the health and quality of life for people with DDs through training and resource development for primary health care providers.

On the show, we speak about how having a DD can affect one's health outcomes as well as specific health concerns that members of this population might have. We learn that there are surprisingly few health care providers that specialize in care for this population. How can we improve upon this lack of training and education? Tune in to find out.
This program originally aired on CFMU 93.3 FM. Check us out online at http://www.healthjusticeradio.com.

Download Program Podcast
00:00:00 1 March 25, 2013
McMaster University
  View Script
    
 00:00:00  128Kbps mp3
(72MB) Mono
411 Download File...