Friday, July 14, 2017

NYT: Doctors with Disabilities - Why They're Important

Don't miss this New York Times story published on July 11, 2017 titled, "Doctors with Disabilities: Why They're Important." The story, written by Dr. Dhruv Khullar, mentions a few physicians who have disabilities:

Dr. Gregory Snyder, a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston who uses a wheelchair

Dr. C. Lee Cohen, a resident at Massachusetts General Hospital who has partial hearing loss in both ears and uses an amplified stethoscope

The article discusses the importance of a diverse work force. Patients of various backgrounds may feel more comfortable when they have physicians who are like them. Physicians with disabilities may be able to relate on a different level with certain patients.