Teaching medical students about disabilityBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6932.805 (Published 26 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:805
- Alleyna Claxton
The logical place to start
If something is to be done about doctors' widespread ignorance of the special needs of disabled people then medical school is the logical place to start. It is there that tomorrow's doctors need to develop positive attitudes to disability and begin to understand the medical and social problems of impairment. At present the attention that medical schools pay to the topic varies widely and is generally inadequate.
Medical Education on Disabilities reviews the current state of play.1 Produced by University College London Medical School and the Prince of Wales's Advisory Group on Disabilities, the report lists …