Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Physically Disabled Physician

There's a 1987 article in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) titled, "The Physically Disabled Physician."  The author is Stanley F. Wainapel, MD from the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York.

Here's a brief synopsis of the article:
This article reviews the available literature on physically disabled physicians and discusses the attitudinal, environmental, and political barriers they may encounter. Information on 215 physicians and 92 medical students with a wide range of disabilities was analyzed. Currently available personal and technological resources are outlined and special issues pertaining to medical education are highlighted. Greater awareness and acceptance by medical peers are essential for professional success.
JAMA. 1987;257(21):2935-2938.

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN CITED BY OTHER ARTICLES

Reasonable Accommodations for Medical Faculty With Disabilities
Steinberg et al.
JAMA 2002;288:3147-3154.

Impairment vs Disability
Auerbach
JAMA 1988;259:43-43.

'Disabled' Is Not 'Impaired'
Young
JAMA 1987;258:1173-1174.

Physical Disabilities and the Study and Practice of Medicine
Martini
JAMA 1987;257:2956-2957.

No comments:

Post a Comment