Wednesday, 23 March 2022
16:00 - 17:30 GMT
About the event
Everyone in healthcare has an important role to play in empowering neurodiverse patients and colleagues once recognised, with or without a formal diagnosis.
But when it comes to healthcare staff, many of us have been trained to think about neurological differences using a deficit model. Such a model, which can often focus almost exclusively on a person’s impairments and challenges, can lead us to see that person as the challenge, rather than a more balanced view that includes the environment around them.
As healthcare systems work hard to increase representation for many aspects of diversity, this should also be true of diverse minds!
In partnership with NHS Employers, please join us for an exciting panel discussion on Neurodiversity in Healthcare.
Specifically, we will cover:
Recognising the social context of neurodiversity and how it is helpful
Understanding the strengths, challenges, and pathways for neurodiverse colleagues
The importance of not separating the person from the label
How to provide high-quality services to individuals
Thoughtful and inclusive environmental design
As this is a panel discussion, there will be lots of time for questions and interaction with you!
This is a free online event via Zoom.
Host: Aidan Healy, Neurodiversity Celebration Week Campaign Director
Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity & Inclusion NHS Employers
Anne Harriss, Professor of Occupational Health and Past President of the Society of Occupational Medicine
Lawrence Fung, Scientist and Psychiatrist specialising in autism
Monira Ahmed Chowdhury, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion - North Bristol NHS Trust
Joan Pons Laplana, Project Choice Area Manager for Sheffield and Doncaster