Last week our PBL was focuses on disability. We looked at eye and ear pathology which wasn’t one of my favourite topics to learn about. But we were able to attend a workshop where we were able to obtain the experiences of those with visual and auditory impairment.
It was really insightful listening to what they had been through as a child. Especially at a time where society blamed their disability on the individual themselves.
Another workshop was organised for us which helped raised awareness for those with learning disabilities. One thing I took away from this was the fact that those with a learning disability suffer from severe health inequalities that most medical professionals are not aware of.