Book Review. Disability as Diversity: A Guidebook for Inclusion in Medicine, Nursing and the Health Professions

  • Lois Diane Meyer University of New South Wales

Author Biography

Lois Diane Meyer, University of New South Wales

Dr Lois Meyer, Honorary Associate Professor, Faculty of Medcine, UNSW

BA (Hons) UNSW; MEd (Adult Ed) UTS; PhD (UNSW)

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Dr Lois Meyer was formerly Associate Dean of Postgraduate Coursework in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with oversight for the educational quality, innovation and sustainability of the postgraduate courses with over a thousand students in clinical and public health disciplines. Lois is also Senior Research Fellow, Education and Development in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) within the Faculty providing curriculum development for the School’s programs as well as teaching health leadership to clinicians undertaking postgraduate degrees. Lois has forged successful innovative programs at UNSW including a multidisciplinary work-based professional doctorate for health professionals that now has candidates in Australia and globally undertaking practitioner-led scholarship in diverse health service contexts. Her research interest is at the nexus of health professional education, learning and career trajectories and she is currently conducting several longitudinal research projects in this area.  Lois has just completed a large collaborative national research project investigating the career pathways of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals in Australia.  

 

References

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Mangrulkar, R. (2020). Introduction: The shift towards disability inclusion in health science education. In L. Meeks & L. Neal-Boylan (Eds.), Disability as diversity (pp. xv–xviii). Springer. https://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783030461867

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Published
2021-06-09
How to Cite
Meyer, L. D. (2021). Book Review. Disability as Diversity: A Guidebook for Inclusion in Medicine, Nursing and the Health Professions. International Journal of Practice-Based Learning in Health and Social Care, 9(1), 80-83. https://doi.org/10.18552/ijpblhsc.v9i1.756
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Book Review