Disability-inclusive Compassionate Care

10:00 am–5:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


Taking into consideration the recommendations of the World Report and UNConvention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), an Indo-US collaboration - between Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, University of Chicago and the Medical Humanities Group of University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi -collaborated with Doctors with Disabilities, Disability Rights Activists, and Health Professions Educators in India 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.

This is in line with the Section 47(b) of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act 2016 which mandates “toinduct disability as a component for all education courses for schools, colleges and University teachers, doctors, nurses, para-medical personnel, social welfare officers, asha workers, anganwadi workers, and community workers”.

These Disability Competencies are RPwD Act and UNCRPD compliant and also includes competencies missing from the MBBS curriculum but stated in NITI Aayog Action Plan.

To disseminate the findings, aone-daypublic engagement &faculty sensitization workshop will be organized on Saturday, 9th February 2018 at the University of Chicago Center in Delhi. The participants will include faculty from Medical Education Units, Curriculum Committees, Deans of Medical Colleges, people with disabilities, disability rights organizations and policy makers from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Medical Council of India.

(Artwork by Ms Situnpriya, Second semester, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi)

This event is by invitation only.