International Day of People with Disabilities 2020
International Day of People with Disabilities will be taking place on Thursday 3 December with an aim to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
My disability means I experience numerous difficulties such as short-term memory loss, musculoskeletal pains, feeling faint and hearing loss. However, it has also helped me build my emotional intelligence, relate to my patients with greater compassion and empathy, and improve my communication skills when approaching others with learning disabilities.
At work, what matters most to me as a physiotherapist with a disability is that my strengths can be appreciated and utilised over my weaknesses. Everyone in the workplace should be treated fairly and environments should be modified with the necessary facilities to benefit everyone’s capabilities.
Good team working and clear communication and having some fun at work, make all the difference – and this is what makes working at The Royal Marsden a positive experience for me.