Disability in Focus: Training for Healthcare Providers Improves Disability Competence

Source: Disability in Focus: January 2020 | Institute on Disability/UCED

Training for Healthcare Providers Improves Disability Competence

After taking Responsive Practice: Providing Health Care & Screenings to Individuals with Disabilities, healthcare providers’ ideas about disability shifted away from a medical-model to a more social-model view of disability.

In the medical model, disability is seen as a problem to fix or cure. In the social model, the problem stems from an environment that is not fully inclusive or accessible to people with disabilities.

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