What does a healthcare professional look like?

Authors

  • Vayan Raj Medical Student

Keywords:

Artwork, Persons with disabilities, Health humanities, Social model of disability, Doctors with disability

Abstract

When you meet a person with a disability, do you see the person’s disability before you see the person? What if they are healthcare professionals with disabilities? This illustration challenges our unconscious biases about the abilities of health professionals with disabilities and the lack of diversity and inclusion within the health professions. This is my original illustration depicting healthcare professionals who are part of this community.

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References

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Adams R. Choosing Disability, Visualizing Care. Kennedy Inst Ethics J. 2017;27(2):301-21.

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Published

2021-02-01

How to Cite

Raj, V. (2021). What does a healthcare professional look like?. Research & Humanities in Medical Education, 8, 8-9. Retrieved from https://www.rhime.in/ojs/index.php/rhime/article/view/466

Issue

Section

Chhayankan (Visual Art)