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Disabled People, Effective Practitioners: Enabling a Health Care Workforce that Better Reflects Society

Dearnley, Christine, Elliott, Jacinta, Hargreaves, Janet, Morris, Sunita, Walker, Lizzie, Walker, Stuart and Arnold, Catherine (2010) Disabled People, Effective Practitioners: Enabling a Health Care Workforce that Better Reflects Society. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5 (8). pp. 259-274. ISSN 1833-1882

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Abstract

In this paper we will discuss the current tensions that exist between UK anti-discrimination legislation and the professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs) that govern registration of health and social care practitioners in the United Kingdom. The tensions arise from aspirations for a work force that reflects the wider community and the need to safeguard patient safety. We present an overview of the relevant legislation and the requirements of the main health and social care professional statutory and regulating bodies, whose overall aim is safeguarding the general public. Four individual case studies, which have drawn on qualitative and quantitative data to explore some of the ensuing challenges and seek resolutions, are discussed and their outcomes synthesised to make recommendations. Conducting research with disabled participants requires specific considerations; we reflect on these in this paper and discuss our experiential learning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disabled Students in Higher Education, Disabled Health and Social Care Practitioners, Research with Disabled People
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2011 11:30
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2015 09:59
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9821

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