Part 3 – Disability Justice Frameworks for Optometry: Skills Based Crisis Response for Optometrists, Faculty, and Students
Complimentary Webinar – 2-hrs of COPE Approved CE credit
Abstract: This course will apply the expanded frameworks of understanding from Part 2 to heightened situations of crisis response within patient care and other interpersonal contexts. We will challenge ourselves to question our willingness and desire to “outsource” patients in moments of distress, trauma, or crisis. The understanding that police do not make us safe is widening, and both students and providers are asking, what does make us safe? What skills do we need to cultivate to better engage in peer-led de-escalation? How can we center practices of Transformative Justice in our work to interrupt harm and violence? We will address how optometrists can better support Disabled, mentally ill, and neurodivergent patients who are in distress or crisis, and what skills are needed to center patient autonomy and self-determination in your future medical practice.
Shelby Leach, OD
Jennifer Liu – SUNY Student
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