Doctors share views on patients with disability

first_img Pulling disabilities out of the shadows Related Leaders of student organization launch publication and push to make their issue part of the conversation on diversity and inclusion AXIS pieces blend vision of artists who are disabled, those who aren’t Bucking assumptions about dancecenter_img The paper cites examples from Iezzoni’s and others’ research demonstrating that individuals with disabilities often receive inferior care. Many surgeons assume, for example, that women with early-stage breast cancer who use wheelchairs want a mastectomy instead of breast-conserving surgery, believing that women with disability don’t care about their appearance. And during the surge of the COVID pandemic in March, when resources such as ventilators were scarce, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services felt compelled to issue a warning to health care providers that people with disabilities should not be denied medical care on the basis of disability or perceived quality of life.The research is a wake-up call for physicians to recognize their biases so they don’t make erroneous assumptions about the values of patients with disability, thereby limiting their health care options and compromising care, said Iezzoni, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. More than 80 percent of U.S. physicians reported that people with significant disabilities have worse quality of life than nondisabled people, an attitude that may contribute to health care disparities among people with disability, according to recent research published in the February issue of Health Affairs.The first-of-its-kind study surveyed 714 practicing physicians from multiple specialties and locations across the country about their attitudes toward patients with disabilities.“That physicians have negative attitudes about patients with disability wasn’t surprising,” said Lisa I. Iezzoni, lead author of the paper and a health care policy researcher at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). “But the magnitude of physicians’ stigmatizing views was very disturbing.”For more than 20 years, Iezzoni has studied health care experiences and outcomes of people with disability and is herself disabled by multiple sclerosis diagnosed in 1980, her first year in medical school.Only 40.7 percent of surveyed physicians reported feeling very confident about their ability to provide the same quality of care to patients with disabilities as their other patients received. And just 56.5 percent strongly agreed that they welcomed patients with disabilities into their practices. The physicians who reported being most welcoming to patients with disability were female and practiced at academic medical centers. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that people with disability receive equitable health care.That most surveyed physicians did not give socially desirable answers about their perceptions of people with disability indicates their certainty in their beliefs, said Iezzoni. “We wouldn’t expect most physicians to say that racial or ethnic minorities have a lower quality of life, yet four-fifths of physicians made that pronouncement about people with disabilities. That shows the erroneous assumptions and a lack of understanding of the lives of people with disability on the part of physicians.”“Our results clearly raise concern about the ability of the health care system to ensure equitable care for people with disability,” added senior author Eric G. Campbell, professor of medicine and director of research for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “Studies of people with disability show that most don’t view their lives as tragic.” — Lisa I. Iezzoni “Studies of people with disability show that most don’t view their lives as tragic,” she added. “They’ve figured out how to get around in the world that wasn’t designed for them and view their lives as good quality.”The authors call for all levels of medical education, including continuing education for practicing physicians, to include training about disability. Currently, most medical schools don’t include disability topics in their curricula. Implicit Association Tests (which measure unconscious bias) related to disability can also raise physicians’ awareness of how their perceptions about disability may be affecting how they practice medicine.In future research, the investigators plan to explore the extent to which physicians’ perceptions about people with disability contribute to disparities in care, said Campbell. “Our ultimate goal is to ensure equality in care for people with disabilities.”Funding for this research was provided by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development.last_img read more

Manufacturing, IT among industries actively hiring amid pandemic: Survey

first_img#wearmask #mothermessage #socialdistance #usesoap #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #avoidcrowd Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : A recent survey conducted by job portal JobStreet discovered that the hospitality, tourism, textile, food and beverage and architecture sectors had been the most impacted. Involving more than 5,000 respondents from across Indonesia, including employees, jobseekers and recruiters, the survey also found that 43 percent of Indonesian workers have suffered pay cuts of up to 30 percent during the imposition of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB). JobStreet Indonesia country manager Faridah Lim said on Wednesday that 54 percent of Indonesian workers had felt the impacts of the pandemic, with 35 percent of them having been laid off, while 19 percent had been forced to take unpaid leave, tempo.co reported. The site forecast that 11 million people would lose their jobs by the end of this year.  The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the Indonesian economy. However, a recent survey by a job portal provides a glimmer of hope for those looking for new opportunities during the health crisis. According to Statistics Indonesia (BPS), 82.85 percent, or roughly eight out of 10, companies have experienced a decrease in revenue during the pandemic. As of May 27, data released by the Manpower Ministry showed that more than 1.79 million people had lost their jobs after nonessential businesses were shut down to comply with government restrictions.  Read also: Govt expects unemployment to worsen, continue into next yearHowever, the site also found that five industries were continuing to search for new talent amid the pandemic, namely manufacturing, general trading and wholesale, financial services, retail and information technology (IT). Based on the site’s data, the manufacturing industry currently has 5,273 vacancies on the platform, making it the most active industry in looking for employees. The roles vary from supervisors, to production operators to warehouse managers and IT staff. Meanwhile, the general trading and wholesale sector has 2,703 vacancies on the platform, followed by financial services with 2,497 jobs, retail with 2,485 vacancies and IT with 2,232 opportunities.Those with IT-related skills are in high demand across all five sectors, for roles such as IT staff, IT support, programmers and web developers. That being said, BPS population and employment statistics director Nurma Midayanti encouraged jobseekers to be creative while looking for opportunities during the pandemic.She said the creative industry actually provided more opportunities for those who had skills and competencies needed in the current situation, as the sector was currently experiencing a boom driven by changes in people’s consumption habits. “Competencies combined with IT skills could be used by [individuals] to become entrepreneurs,” she added, explaining that this was one of the ways workers could navigate through the pandemic. (jes) last_img read more

Unai Emery eyes move to bring Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi to Villarreal

first_imgEmery wants to reunite with Guendouzi (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants a reunion with Matteo Guendouzi in his new post at Villarreal, according to reports.The Frenchman has been frozen out of the squad since he grabbed Neal Maupay by the neck after the 2-1 defeat to Brighton on June 20.Mikel Arteta even reportedly made the 21-year-old train alone, apart from the rest of his team-mates, and he is now facing an uncertain future at the club.Interest in the midfielder has been ramping up with the opening of the summer transfer window and Foot Mercato claim Emery – who was recently appointed Villarreal boss – wants Guendouzi to join him at the Spanish club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTEmery was at the helm when the youngster was recruited from French Ligue 2 side Lorient in 2018 and the former Arsenal boss utilised him a lot over his 18-month stint at the Emirates.The report states that Guendouzi is Emery’s priority signing for this transfer window. Advertisement Guendouzi has been frozen out of the squad (Picture: Getty Images)Discussions over a loan move with an option to buy have begun, while Barcelona are also said to be keen on the midfielder.Guendouzi would likely have the benefit of more game time at Villarreal over Barca, which could be more of an appeal.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalDespite his and Mesut Ozil’s lack of involvement in the latter stages of the season, missing out completely on Arsenal’s FA Cup final win over Chelsea, Mikel Arteta insisted that both players are a part of the squad’s success.‘They’re all part of it,’ said the Spaniard after the 2-1 win over Chelsea.‘We don’t have here Matteo and Mesut but they’re a big part of it because they all contributed in here.‘They all should be a big part of it. All of them contributed to this trophy.’MORE: Willian to join Arsenal after rejecting late offers from Chelsea and Manchester UnitedMORE: Arsenal make mammoth new contract offer to Pierre-Emerick AubameyangFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Comment Unai Emery eyes move to bring Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi to Villarreal Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 4 Aug 2020 11:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link765Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Abandoned barn destroyed by fire in Batesville

first_imgBatesville, In. — An abandoned barn on State Road 229 near Northside Drive was destroyed by fire Halloween night. Around 12:27 a.m. firefighters discovered the structure fully engulfed in flames.No injuries were reported. The barn was a total loss. The cause is under investigation.Oldenburg Eagle Fire Company and the Morris Volunteer Fire Department provided mutual aid.last_img

Explosion near Dortmund team bus, one injured – police

first_imgThe match venue where Dortmund were heading to before the blast.Dortmund-Monaco match postponed until Wednesday after bus explosionDortmund, Germany | AFP | The Borussia Dortmund team bus was damaged and a passenger injured after three explosions went off near the vehicle on the way to Tuesday’s Champions League home game against Monaco, police confirmed.“The bus set off” from the team’s hotel to the stadium when “three explosive charges have detonated,” said a spokesman, Gunnar Wortmann.German daily Bild report Spanish defender Marc Bartra has been injured and taken to hospital. Share on: WhatsApplast_img

Teams selected for Scottish U16 girls’ championship

first_img English U15 champion Emily Price and international Hollie Muse are included in the England Golf teams for the Scottish U16 girls’ open stroke play championship at Strathmore on 9-10 April. Emily, from Warwickshire, and Hollie, from Lancashire, will be joined in team A by Martha Lewis of Surrey. Team B will be composed of Chloe Howard of Devon, Natasha Slater of Cumbria and Bel Wardle of Cheshire. The non-travelling reserve is Durham’s Jessica Hall. The 36-hole championship includes an individual event and a team competition, played over both rounds. The players: Martha Lewis, 15, (St George’s Hill) tied fifth in this event last year. She was runner-up in the Scottish U14 girls’ championship, fourth in the English U15s and fifth in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. She trains with the England Golf South U16 squad and has previously represented England U16s against Spain and Switzerland. Hollie Muse, 15, (West Lancashire) helped England win both the women’s and girls’ Home Internationals last year. She won the girls’ title at the North of England U16 championship and was runner-up in the English U15 girls’ and in the girls’ event at the Fairhaven Trophies. She is the youngest-ever Lancashire ladies’ champion, winning the title as a 14-year-old. Emily Price, 15, (Cleobury Mortimer, image © Learboard Photography) won the 2014 English U15 girls’ championship, having been fourth the previous year. She has represented England U16s against Switzerland and was third in last year’s English U16 schools’ championship and eighth in the national schools’ championship. Chloe Howard, 16 (Elfordleigh) trains with the England Golf South West U16 squad and has represented England U16s against Switzerland. She won last year’s South West Girls’ and Devon ladies’ championships and was fourth in the English schools’ and 10th in the English U15 championships. Natasha Slater, 15, (Furness) is from the U16 North squad and has represented England U16s against Spain and Switzerland. She won last year’s Scottish U14 championship, where she was the only player – boy or girl – under par. She was also third in the girls’ event at the Fairhaven Trophies. Bel Wardle, 15, (Prestbury) trains with the U16 North West squad. She set an amateur course record and claimed a runners-up place in last year’s WPGA One Day Series. She had top 10 finishes in Royal Birkdale Scratch, Comboy Scratch Trophy and Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and teamed up with Emily McBurney (Royal Liverpool) to win the Northern Ladies’ Foursomes. She was runner-up in the Cheshire ladies’ championship. Jessica Hall, 15, (Bishop Auckland) is from the U16 North squad. She is the 2014 Durham ladies’ champion and was seventh in the English U15 girls’ championship and sixth in the English U16 schools championship. 5 Mar 2015 Teams selected for Scottish U16 girls’ championship last_img read more