Health Professionals with Disabilities

Removing Barriers and Facilitating Access: Increasing the Number of Physicians With Disabilities

Source: Removing Barriers and Facilitating Access: Increasing the Number of Physicians With Disabilities: Academic Medicine Meeks, Lisa, M.; Herzer, Kurt; Jain, Neera, R. Download PDF ABSTRACT Nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population has a disability, and many of these Americans experience disparities in the health care they receive. In part, these health care disparities result …

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Paving the Way for Medical Students, Physicians With Disabilities

Source: Paving the Way for Medical Students, Physicians With Disabilities Tuesday, March 13, 2018 |by Stacy Weiner, Senior Writer A new report explores the experiences of students and residents with disabilities and outlines promising practices for medical schools and teaching hospitals. Medical schools and teaching hospitals are striving to support learners with disabilities, yet they often …

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Exclusive: Nurses with disabilities face discrimination in workplace

Source: Exclusive: Nurses with disabilities face discrimination in workplace | News | Nursing Times Nurses with disabilities regularly face discrimination in the NHS, despite ongoing efforts to boost equality, an investigation by Nursing Times has found. One nurse with a lifelong condition described how she had been told by colleagues she was a danger to herself and …

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Mayo Clinic Alumni Association | ‘It can be done:’ Mayo Clinic School of Medicine evolves, accommodating a student’s disabilities

Source: Mayo Clinic Alumni Association | ‘It can be done:’ Mayo Clinic School of Medicine evolves, accommodating a student’s disabilities When Leah Grengs Thompson, M.D. (MED ’17), was 6 years old, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life including jobs, …

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Nurse Suicide: Breaking the Silence – National Academy of Medicine

Source: Nurse Suicide: Breaking the Silence – National Academy of Medicine | National Academy of Medicine ABSTRACT | The purpose of this paper is to raise awareness of and begin to build an open dialogue regarding nurse suicide. Recent exposure to nurse suicide raised our awareness and concern, but it was disarming to find no organization-specific, local, …

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I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I’m Your Doctor. – The New York Times

When I was in the third year of my medical residency, I was asked to evaluate a new state-of-the-art, fully accessible exam table that would be used in doctors’ offices to better provide care for patients with mobility-related disabilities. The table could go as low as 18 inches off the ground to enable easier transfers …

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Working and Training with a Disability Just How Far Have Attitudes Evolved: Neurology Today

Professionalism: Working and Training with a Disability Just How Far Have Attitudes Evolved? Source: Working and Training with a Disability Just How Far Have Attitudes Evolved: Neurology Today Professionalism: Working and Training with a Disability Just How Far Have Attitudes Evolved? Hurley, Dan Neurology Today: October 19, 2017 – Volume 17 – Issue 20 – p …

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Baltimore hospital settles allegations of disability discrimination with $180,000 payment | Legal Newsline

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 27 that Harbor Hospital Inc., trading as MedStar Hospital, will pay $179,576 after allegations of federal disability discrimination. Source: Baltimore hospital settles allegations of disability discrimination with $180,000 payment | Legal Newsline “Health care providers, like all employers, must be mindful of …

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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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Success for Students and Nurses with Disabilities: A Call to Action for Nurse Educators

Marks, B. & McCulloh, K. (2016). Success for Students and Nurses with Disabilities: A Call to Action for Nurse Educators, Nurse Educator, 41(1), 9-12. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000212. This article presents a ‘‘call to action’’ for nurse educators to identify and implement best practices supporting the success of students with disabilities given recent federal legislative changes. Best …

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