SDHI is delighted to be hosting this Webinar entitled “Disability and human rights: Global perspectives” which will be led by Edurne García Iriarte, Assistant Professor and Director of the MSc in Disability Studies at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). This FREE Webinar will be held on Wednesday 13th April at 2pm (GMT)
Thilo Kroll, Professor of Disability and Public Health Research and Co-Director of the Social Dimensions of Health Institute (SDHI) at the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews will present a webinar ‘Advancing Global Disability Data and Disability Inclusive Development – Recommendations from a United Nations Report’ on Tuesday 16th December 2014 at 3pm. This is a FREE webinar and all are welcome to join. To register or for further information please contact Rosanne (r.c.bell @dundee.ac.uk)
Fiona Stephenson, Clinical Nurse Specialist and founding member of the Haiti Spinal Cord Injury Working Group and Co-ordinator of the Haiti Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Database presented an inspiring and insightful webinar on the context of violence as the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in Haiti. Fiona, who is also a Co-Founder of theInternational Network of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses and the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS), discussed in her webinar the challenges to providing basic life sustaining care and rehabilitation for gunshot injury survivors in a resource poor environment. Mortality and medical complications are extremely high, skill and extensive despite the great skill, creative mindsets and phenomenal willpower of the health care teams on the ground. The earthquake that shattered Haiti in 2010 has taken a further toll on a very rudimentary health care infrastructure. Gun violence is not abating. Despite much innovation and legislative changes, people who live with the disabling consequences of violence still find it difficult to find support, accessible environments and opportunities for full societal participation and inclusion. Many promising facilities are threatened by closure due to a lack of funding. But despite all adversity, there were many stories of hope, human spirit and resilience, of people pulling together and becoming advocates for their own life, against gun violence and for better support services and health care.
Fiona’s webinar presentation can be viewed here. We will add an audiopodcast shortly.
Dr Damien Williams, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews gave a very nuanced and greatly reflective response to Fiona Stephenson’s presentation.
If you would like to learn more about gun violence in Haiti and its disabling consequences, we recommend to purchase the book ‘Gun Violence, Disability and Recovery’, edited by Cate Buchanan, Director of the Surviving Gun Violence Project. The book is available as an ebook or paperback on the organisation’s website.
SDHI is delighted to announce a further Webinar led by Fiona Stephenson, Clinical Nurse Specialist (UK), Co-ordinator of the Haiti Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Database and Haiti Spinal Cord Injury Working Group, entitled ‘Violently acquired spinal cord injury in Haiti’. This Webinar will be held on Tuesday 11th March at 4.30pm (GMT). Fiona is a contributor to the book “Gun Violence, Disability and Recovery” (Surviving Gun Violence Project, 2014). If you would like to join this Webinar please contact Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell @dundee.ac.uk)
SDHI is delighted to announce the following Webinar ‘Making your research matter: engaging with #social #media’ which will be led by Emma Burnett, Lecturer and Researcher, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee. This webinar will be held on Thursday 6th March at 3pm (GMT). If you would like to join this webinar please contact Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell @dundee.ac.uk)
If you missed today’s webinar on the ‘Spatial Dimensions of Repeat Prescribing Safety in UK General Practice: An Ethnographic Study‘ here is another opportunity to listen and view the presentation by Dr Suzanne Grant, Social Anthropologist and Lecturer in Population Health Science at the University of Dundee. To view the recording, click here. Please share the presentation link with your colleagues. Send comments and queries directly to the presenter at s.m.grant@ dundee.ac.uk or to the SDHI team at sdhi@ dundee.ac.uk