Educating health professionals about disability: A review of interventions

Tom Shakespeare, Ira Kleine

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Health professionals need to understand the human rights and health needs of disabled people. This review of evidence on interventions demonstrates that a range of often innovative approaches have been trialled. Lectures by faculty are less effective in changing attitudes than contact with disabled people themselves. Existing examples of good practice need to be scaled up, and better and more long-term evaluations of impact are required.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-37
Number of pages18
JournalHealth and Social Care Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • disability
  • human rights
  • attitudes
  • students

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