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Alexandra Adams On Discrimination As A Deafblind Medical Student

October 2, 2019

This is a clip from a 5 minute interview which aired in the last 10 minutes of today’s programme.

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  1. October 2, 2019 2:21 pm

    We’ve had the nonsense of a deaf nurse, now this. This person can’t possibly carry out the full duties required of a doctor. She shouldn’t have been allowed to train, but then she would have cried about her human rights.

  2. Lesslie permalink
    October 2, 2019 4:37 pm

    As a disabled person I have adapted to doing many tasks differently. As Alexandra has been a medical student for several years already, passing tough exams. Yes some conditions may be difficult to diagnose due to her limited vision, however others find diagnosis hard and make errors with sight and hearing. Enlightened touch and feel mean she is likely to be at an advantage for many things and the power of empathy means she is likely to take good histories. She has and can adapt to doing tasks differently. Medicine today is about team work, and there will be specialities that she will be able to excel. With reasonable adjustment and technology I have every confidence that she will become a good physician, There are many non disabled doctors I have no confidence in, who make assumptions about my life and what I can and cannot do, Barriers need breaking and she will find life tough.

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