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RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine

RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine is a top podcast featuring interviews with faculty and staff of RUSK Rehabilitation as well as leaders from other rehabilitation programs around the country. These podcasts are being offered by RUSK, one of the top rehabilitation centers in the world. Your host for these interviews is Dr. Tom Elwood. He will take you behind the scenes to look at what is transpiring in the exciting world of rehabilitation research and clinical services through the eyes of those involved in making dynamic breakthroughs in health care.
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Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Morris currently works full-time as a researcher. She is founder and director of the Disability Equity Collaborative where her work focuses on provider and health care organization-level factors that negatively impact the quality of care delivered to patients with disabilities. Her work has been funded by the NIH and other key sources of support. She has published in major medical periodicals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the journal Health Affairs. Dr. Morris has a Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, a Masters of Public Health degree, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Washington. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at Northwestern University and the Mayo Clinic in health services research. She has served as a faculty member at the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Colorado Medical School.

The following items were discussed in Part 2: how ableism, including structural ableism appear in the healthcare setting; how medicine, including the field of rehabilitation, contributed to ableism in society; the importance of having health care organizations systematically collect and record patients’ disability status within the electronic health record; challenges in achieving effective documentation in the record and how to overcome them; how to determine patients’ needed disability accommodations and implementing them into routine clinical and hospital care; and any ongoing studies in which she is involved and anticipates undertaking in the near term.

 

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