“Clinicians’ Perceptions and Healthcare Disparities for People with Disability” | Gold Human InSight Webinar

Over 60 million Americans have a significant disability.  

What do you believe about them?  

What do you think of them?  

What do you think about their healthcare?     

As we wake to a deeper understanding of disparities in our society, over 80% of physicians surveyed hold negative bias about the quality of life of patients with disabilities. Join Lisa Iezzoni, M.D. and Marcus Engel, M.S. Narrative Medicine, to discuss Dr. Iezzoni’s recently published study of what physicians believe and perceive about people with disabilities. This eye-opening fireside chat offers a greater depth of introspection into how we can offer more humanitarian treatment, beginning with our very own perceptions. 

Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc is Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and based at the Health Policy Research Center, Mongan Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Iezzoni has conducted numerous studies examining health care disparities for persons with disability. Her first disability-related book, When Walking Fails, was published in 2003; her most recent book, Making Their Day Happen: Paid Personal Assistances Services Supporting People with Disability Living in Their Homes and Communities, will appear in 2021. Dr. Iezzoni is a member of the National Academy of Medicine in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Marcus Engel, M.S., CPXP, CSP is a Certified Speaking Professional & author whose messages provide insight and strategies for excellent patient care. His keynote presentation, “The Other End of the Stethoscope” has been witnessed by tens of thousands of healthcare professionals and his books are used in scores of nursing and allied health programs to teach the basic foundations of caregiving.

As a college freshman, Marcus Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehab, over 350 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Marcus witnessed the good, the bad and the profound in patient care.

Marcus has authored four books and is currently at work on a fifth. He holds a B.S. in sociology from Missouri State University and a M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in the city of New York.

In 2017, Marcus was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches pre-meds the art of “being with.”

Marcus lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Marvelyne, and his Seeing Eye dog, Elliott. He is, in his words, a social media junkie and loves to connect with healthcare professionals nationwide. All social media information can be found at www.MarcusEngel.com.

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