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 Why Disability should be Included in the Professional Education of General Practice Medical Doctors

Version 1 : Received: 15 May 2019 / Approved: 16 May 2019 / Online: 16 May 2019 (10:41:19 CEST)

How to cite: Whitehead, S.; Kathard, H.; Lorenzo, T.  Why Disability should be Included in the Professional Education of General Practice Medical Doctors. Preprints 2019, 2019050209 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201905.0209.v1). Whitehead, S.; Kathard, H.; Lorenzo, T.  Why Disability should be Included in the Professional Education of General Practice Medical Doctors. Preprints 2019, 2019050209 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201905.0209.v1).

Abstract

ABSTRACT:This paper presents arguments for why it is important to include disability in the undergraduate medical curriculum. I, the first author am currently involved with my doctoral thesis proposal titled "Proposing clinician competency guidelines for the inclusion of disability in the undergraduate medical curriculum of South Africa. An exploratory study.” As part of my research, I conducted a literature search and developed arguments to strengthen the reasons why the research I propose in my thesis is necessary. It is important that I position myself in this research. I am a South African, Caucasian, female medical doctor, with an interest in physical rehabilitation medicine and I am a person with a physical disability. Although this research study will be conducted in South Africa, I am hopeful that the findings will be transferable to medical schools across the world.

Subject Areas

disability, inclusion, medical education

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