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Why Increasing Numbers of Physicians with Disability Could Improve Care for Patients with Disability

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, October 2016
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Title
Why Increasing Numbers of Physicians with Disability Could Improve Care for Patients with Disability
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, October 2016
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2016.18.10.msoc2-1610
Pubmed ID
Abstract

Erroneous assumptions among health care professionals about the daily lives, preferences, values, and expectations of persons with disability can contribute to documented health care disparities, faulty communication, and substandard quality of care affecting this heterogeneous population. Efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities have focused on expanding diversity in the physician workforce. Would expanding the numbers of physicians with disability benefit patients with disability? Increasing the number of physicians who identify as "disabled" is one strategy for proactively confronting disability-related barriers affecting patients, but such efforts will likely face substantial challenges. Nonetheless, physicians who require accommodations to practice (e.g., a height-adjustable examination table) could plausibly benefit patients needing similar accommodations and perhaps be well-positioned to provide patient-centered care to persons with comparable disability.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 44 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 18%
Student > Master 6 13%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Other 4 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 9%
Other 11 24%
Unknown 8 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 13%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Engineering 2 4%
Psychology 2 4%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 9 20%