Available training events related to Medical Safeguarding
Protecting the Health and Lives of Hospital Patients, Especially Those Who Are Devalued
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This workshop is based on the work of Dr. W. Wolfensberger of the Syracuse University Training Institute, as well as the practical experiences of clinicians, family members, and advocates. Dr. Wolfensberger is considered to be one of the most influential thinkers of the century on disability and social devaluation. The workshop explores the unpleasant and paradoxical reality that anyone who is hospitalized is exposed to grave dangers which jeopardize that person's health and safety, sometimes to the point of making the person dead. This is a reality for all ill people in the hospital, including valued citizens, but is especially ominous for people who are members of a socially disadvantaged class, such as the elderly and the impaired. The workshop will offer practical information and examples on necessary guidelines and measures for protecting people in the hospital.