Disability-inclusive Compassionate Care

Through November 30, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Nov. 21

Disability-inclusive Compassionate Care: Core competencies on disability for Health Professions Education

People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority and 80% of these individuals live in developing countries. Viewing disability from a human rights perspective involves an evolution in thinking and acting by States and all sectors of society so that persons with disabilities are no longer considered to be recipients of charity or objects of others’ decisions but holders of right. Taking into consideration the recommendations of the World Report and CRPD, this US-India collaboration between Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, University of Chicago and the Medical Humanities Group of University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi aims to develop a consensus on the disability competencies that should be acquired by health professionals during training so that they can provide quality and equitable care to patients with disabilities. The collaboration will extensively involve doctors with disabilities and disability rights activists in addition to health professional educators to be truly inclusive. The three planned Focussed Group Discussions (FGDs) shall involve:

No one left behind - FGDs with disability rights activists on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Nothing about us, without us - FGD with Doctors with disabilities on Thursday, November 29, 2018

Social accountability of Health Professions Educators - FGD with Health Professions Educators on Friday, November, 30, 2018

This event is by invitation only.