Physical disability among physicians: An analysis of 259 cases

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Abstract

This article presents data on 259 physicians and medical students with a wide range of physical disabilities and specialty training. Three out of four were in active medical practice despite their disability, most often in the specialties of internal medicine, family practice, or psychiatry. Neurological disorders accounted for over half the sample, with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and post-polio weakness being the most commonly encountered diagnoses. These data indicate that physically disabled physicians are more numerous than the previous literature would suggest that they are capable of practising in many professional specialties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-140
Number of pages3
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Physicians
Family Practice
Poliomyelitis
Disabled Persons
Internal Medicine
Nervous System Diseases
Spinal Cord Injuries
Medical Students
Multiple Sclerosis
Psychiatry
Stroke

Keywords

  • Disability
  • Handicap
  • Impairment
  • Physician

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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Physical disability among physicians : An analysis of 259 cases. / Wainapel, Stanley F.

In: Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1987, p. 138-140.

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