Monday, June 13, 2011

Doctors with Disabilities

Here is a useful resource page for doctors living in the UK:

BMJ Careers
BMJ Careers have printed a Training & Working with Disabilities career focus information guide. This document has a collection of articles from a variety of sources. Email: careerfocus@bmjgroup.com for a copy.

Hope for Disabled Doctors - Help in Obtaining Professional Equality
Hope for Doctors was created by a doctor with a visual impairment. It was established to try to prevent others having to struggle for support, and to provide a sign-posting service direct to relevant services and advice. http://www.hope4medics.co.uk/homepage.php

British Medical Association
The BMA has a section on their website for health professionals with disabilities (Click Here) which includes a section on support, advice and self-help groups.

They have also produced the following document "Disability equality in the medical profession" which you can download as a pdf. Click here

Association of Disabled Professionals
The ADP was set up in 1971 to support disabled individuals and provide a forum to share both experiences and problems. You can find out more about ADP at the following link http://www.adp.org.uk/

You may also find of interest our Well Being pages

The Peninsula Deanery also offers Counselling, Mentoring and Coaching. Information regarding these services can be found by clicking here

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What are "Reasonable Accommodations" for physicians with disabilities?

The definition of a "Reasonable Accommodation" is a topic that has been debated for many years. For physicians with disabilities, the hospital or clinic may need to be modified significantly. Now that we're in a digital era, the issue of computer accommodations is becoming more important since medical records are going to electronic records.

Most electronic health record (EHR) systems operate with a keyboard and  mouse. Some are navigated through touch.

As health care becomes more digital, what are "reasonable accommodations" for physicians with disabilities? What are the factors the government needs to consider in the setting of the The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hiring People With Disabilities Made Simple

The Office of Personnel Management has created a series of quick training videos on a range of subjects to help you achieve your mission and important recruitment, hiring and diversity goals.

Click here to view the presentation titled, "Hiring People With Disabilities Made Simple"