Disability, humility and professionalism

  • Rajani Ramachandran University of Calicut, Malappuram Dist, Kerala State
Keywords: Disability, Empathy, Nothing about us without us, Social model of disability

Abstract

“Doctor knows best” is something all of us have heard; but very rarely do we meet professionals who know best because they have personally experienced the ailment. Often, they know only about the non lived aspect of a condition. This is a drawback for professionals who work with people who have disabilities that significantly influence how they experience the world. Only by acknowledging this vacuum in knowledge can professionals play a truly supporting role. Disability studies can fill the vacuum and can make the slogan - “Nothing about us without us” - become a reality in every sphere of life for people we care for.

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Author Biography

Rajani Ramachandran, University of Calicut, Malappuram Dist, Kerala State
Department of Psychology, Asst. Professor

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Published
2016-02-26
How to Cite
Ramachandran, R. (2016). Disability, humility and professionalism. Research & Humanities in Medical Education, 3, 10-12. Retrieved from https://www.rhime.in/ojs/index.php/rhime/article/view/46
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Perspective