The DEI Shift

Physicians with Disabilities – A Conversation with Dr. John Hall

December 08, 2023 The DEI Shift Season 5 Episode 4
The DEI Shift
Physicians with Disabilities – A Conversation with Dr. John Hall
Show Notes

In this compelling episode, Dr. Candace Sprott engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. John Hall, a seasoned Internal Medicine physician with a unique perspective on disability in the medical field. Dr. Hall shares his remarkable career journey, highlighting the challenges he faced and the pivotal decision to transition from Obstetrics and Gynecology to Internal Medicine due to his physical disability. The episode explores the nuances of the day-to-day experiences of physicians and patients with disabilities and seeks to advance the conversation around strategies that promote inclusivity and celebrate intersectionality. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the legal framework of disability as stipulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 
  2. Identify strategies for person-centered care for people with disabilities, understanding the significance of tailoring interactions with these patients based on individual preferences.
  3. Examine the concept of intersectionality in healthcare, identifying how various aspects of identity, including disability, influence the patient-physician relationship and acknowledging the diverse ways individuals view their disabilities.

Guest: Dr. John Hall
Host/Associate Producer: Dr. Candace Sprott
Executive Producer: Dr. Tammy Lin
Co-Executive Producers: Dr. Pooja Jaeel, Dr. Maggie Kozman
Senior Producer: Dr. DJ Gaines
Production Assistants: Dr. Erynn Beeson, Andrea Anampa-Guzmán
Website/Art Design: Ann Truong
Music: Chris Dingman

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