Education and Employment

The Neglected Demographic: Faculty Members With Disabilities

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education By Joseph Grigely JUNE 27, 2017 More than 25 years after the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the situation for students with disabilities has vastly improved. Most colleges now have offices for disability-related accommodations, and students are using these services in exponential numbers: At the School of …

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Promoting Worksite Health | The Community Guide

Worksite policies and programs may help employees reduce health risks and improve their quality of life. Source: Promoting Worksite Health | The Community Guide Worksite interventions can be delivered: At the worksite (e.g., signs to encourage stair use, health education classes) At other locations (e.g., gym membership discounts, weight management counseling) Through the employee health …

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Great Big Story : How a Doctor Without Legs Treats Patients in Her Mountain Village

Since she was a young girl, Li Juhong dreamed of becoming a doctor. Then, at 4 years old, she lost her legs in a tragic and painful accident. But that experience didn’t weaken Juhong’s resolve; rather, it drove her to help others in pain. Now, the 38-year-old is one of two doctors responsible for around …

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Nontraditional Careers in Nursing: Options for Nurses

History of Nontraditional Careers Source: Nontraditional Careers in Nursing: Options for Nurses Susan E. Lowey, PhD, RN, CHPN |March 15, 2017 The Nursing Workforce and Changing Demographics While a majority of nurses currently work in the hospital setting, the nontraditional (nonhospital) nursing sector is growing.[1] There are currently over 2.7 million registered nurses in the United States.[1] …

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Faculty Training Modules: Working with students with disabilities

UCSF Medical Student Disability Services (MSDS) and UCSF Student Disability Services (SDS) in partnership with colleagues from around the country (Case Western Reserve University, Duke University, Northwestern University, Rush University College of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, The University of Washington, and Weill Cornell Medicine and Samuel Merritt University), developed The UCSF Faculty Training …

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Just and Realistic Expectations for Persons with Disabilities Practicing Nursing, Oct 16 – AMA Journal of Ethics

The nursing profession can become more inclusive by fostering a supportive culture, resilience, and realistic expectations for people with disabilities. AMA Journal of Ethics is a monthly bioethics journal published by the American Medical Association. Source: Just and Realistic Expectations for Persons with Disabilities Practicing Nursing, Oct 16 – AMA Journal of Ethics Patricia M. …

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Technical Standards and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Medical School Applicants and Students: Interrogating Sensory Capacity and Practice Capacity, Oct 16 – AMA Journal of Ethics

Medical school technical standards should be revised to be more inclusive of applicants with disabilities to diversify the physician workforce. AMA Journal of Ethics is a monthly bioethics journal published by the American Medical Association. Source: Technical Standards and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Medical School Applicants and Students: Interrogating Sensory Capacity and Practice Capacity, …

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Why Increasing Numbers of Physicians with Disability Could Improve Care for Patients with Disability, Oct 16 – AMA Journal of Ethics

Expanding the numbers of physicians with disabilities would facilitate patient-centered care for those who need similar accommodations. AMA Journal of Ethics is a monthly bioethics journal published by the American Medical Association. Source: Why Increasing Numbers of Physicians with Disability Could Improve Care for Patients with Disability, Oct 16 – AMA Journal of Ethics Lisa …

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Health Professionals with Disabilities: Motivating Inclusiveness and Representation, Oct 16 – AMA Journal of Ethics

Introduction to the October 2016 issue on health professionals with disabilities. AMA Journal of Ethics is a monthly bioethics journal published by the American Medical Association. Source: Health Professionals with Disabilities: Motivating Inclusiveness and Representation, Oct 16 – AMA Journal of Ethics Health Professionals with Disabilities: Motivating Inclusiveness and Representation Medical schools seeking to increase …

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