This products is free for those who attended FNCE® 2019.
Studies demonstrate that doctors with disabilities relate better to patients. Growing the number of health professionals with disabilities can improve patient care, impact research agendas, dispel negative workplace attitudes toward disability, reduce health care barriers, and curb discrimination toward people with disabilities. Many major healthcare organizations, including the Academy, consider people with disabilities critical to their missions and visions, as well as their philosophies on diversity. Furthermore, almost all federal contractors (such as hospitals) must employ a workforce of which at least 7% is comprised of workers with disabilities. Yet still, people with disabilities experience vast under representation within the healthcare profession, despite comprising around 20% of the United States population. Inspired in part by the 2018 FNCE® Opening Session keynote speaker, Paralympic speaker Bonnie St. John, this session will review disability rights laws, legal disability definitions, universities' legal obligations to students with disabilities, disability accommodations for classrooms and worksites, and myths about people with disabilities. Academy members with disabilities will share challenges and successes via video.
CPE Level: 2 - Intermediate
Learning Need Codes: 7110, 1040, 1050
- 1.3.6 Develops and implements culturally appropriate strategies when delivering service.
- 1.5.4 Models a professional image as defined within organization policy and code of ethics.
- 2.2.2 Considers and respects the opinions, creativity, values, beliefs and perspectives of others.
- Explain disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Describe why increasing access to the profession of nutrition and dietetics for individuals with disabilities is critical to the Academy's strategic plan.
- Apply accommodations for the classroom or worksite that could be used for nutrition and dietetic students or professionals with disabilities to increase access to the profession.
- Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
- Suzanne Baxter, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, FAND