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  • Deconstructing Ableism in Health Care Settings Through Case-Based Learning. MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources Dhanani, Z., Huynh, N., Tan, L., Kottakota, H., Lee, R., Poullos, P. 2022; 18: 11253


    Introduction: Patients with disabilities face health disparities, and providers with disabilities confront professional roadblocks and institutional bias. Yet their experiences are often excluded from medical education, and few case studies address culturally humble care for those with disabilities.Methods: We created two 1-hour case-based modules on disability and ableism from patient and provider perspectives. Modules were piloted in June 2020 and presented at two conferences in April 2021. Modules included a prereading, introductory disability presentation, and facilitated case discussions. Sessions were evaluated with pre- and/or postsession surveys. Modules were rated on 5-point Likert scales for educational value, professional growth contribution, and interactive/engaging design.Results: Participants rated the patient and provider modules 4.5, 4.4, and 4.4 and 4.5, 4.4, and 4.5 for the three categories, respectively. Participants noted that the sessions were insightful and validating and improved their understanding of ableism and the importance of disability curricula. There were significant improvements in participants' perceptions of ability to discuss ableism's impacts, recognize barriers, identify resource/support gaps for trainees, and advocate. A total of 171 participants completed our modules, with survey response rates of 38% (60 out of 160) and 48% (77 out of 160) for one conference and a postsurvey response rate of 64% (seven out of 11) for the second.Discussion: Designed for health care trainees, providers, administration, and staff, our sessions introduced concepts of ableism, accommodation, and health care barriers. Our results suggest the modules can contribute to professional growth, understandings of ableism, and participants' disability advocacy tool kit.

    View details for DOI 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11253

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  • The gastrointestinal clinical trial landscape: A cross-sectional analysis of from 2007-2019 Perera, N., Kamceva, M., Shen, J. Z., Song, S., Steinberg, J., Turner, B. E., Shyu, M., Gao, J., Khan, A. T., Dhanani, Z., Mahipal, A. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2021
  • Does Fibroid Size and Bulk Affect Uterine Fibroid Symptom (UFS) Scores in Asian Compared to Caucasian Women? Dhanani, Z., Ramirez, N., Ghanouni, P., Chen, B. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2020: 21S
  • Does Fibroid Size and Bulk Affect Uterine Fibroid Symptom (UFS) Scores in Asian Compared to Caucasian Women? Ramirez, N., Dhanani, Z., Ghanouni, P., Chen, B. SPRINGER HEIDELBERG. 2020: 134A
  • Promotion of Immunizations for Health Professionals in Europe: A Qualitative Study in Seven European Member States. Hospital topics Dalma, A., Karnaki, P., Baka, A., Raftopoulos, V., Zota, D., Veloudaki, A., Garrison, A., Ellis Montalban, P., Dhanani, Z., Linos, A. 2017; 96 (1): 18-27


    Health Care Workers (HCWs) are a high-risk group for contracting Vaccine-Preventable Diseases who, despite legislation and guidance, remain undervaccinated. In order to understand their barriers and needs, focus groups were formed with 278 physicians, nurses, infection-control personnel, and policy-makers in 7 EU MS. Several implications for the development of promotional initiatives were identified including the need to overcome organizational barriers, to sensitize HCWs about the importance of immunization and to provide specific up-to-date information about vaccinations covering prevalence of diseases, protection years, side effects, administration times, antibody examinations, costs and immunization settings.

    View details for DOI 10.1080/00185868.2017.1365571

    View details for PubMedID 28915100