Living with a disability is not easy. Life does go on once you have sustained a disability, but in no way it stops the creativity inside to bloom to its full potential. The sharing of this experience is about inspiring and uniting each other. Infinite Ability is an attempt to provide an insight into the experience of living and coping with impairment. It is about exploring disability through creativity.
Infinite Ability is a special-interest-group within the Medical Humanities Group of UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India. It was created by Dr Satendra Singh on 5th June 2011. The main purpose of the group is the promotion and coordination among Medical Persons with Disabilities (MPwD) by utilizing Medical Humanitarian approaches to focus on four competency-based learning objectives:
· Narrative Medicine/Graphic Medicine
· Interpersonal and Communication Skills
· Patient Care and
Who are PwD?
Article 1 of the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities(PwD) define PwD as those who have long-term physical,
mental, intellectual, or sensory impairments which in
interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective
participation in society on an equal basis with others.
Who are MPwD?
Medical Persons with Disabilities(MPwD) include
medical students, medical faculties, paramedical staff, nursing and
physiotherapist with disability.
What is Medical Humanities (MH)?
Some of the marvelous advances in patient care are made with the
help of three things-the herb, the knife and kind words (Franklin). As per the
Indore-based Neurologist Dr Apoorva Pauranik,
"Humanities are not a foreign body for medicine. The term "Medical
Science" is a bit of a misnomer. Medicine is basically a caring
profession, an art, which also uses science judiciously, for benefit of
Deobrah Kirklin defines Medical Humanities (MH) as "an
interdisciplinary and an increasingly international endeavor that draws on the
creative and intellectual strengths of diverse disciplines including
literature, art, creative writing, drama, film, music, philosophy, ethical
decision making, anthropology, and history in pursuit of medical
Medical Humanities Group (MHG)
Conceived in 2008 and started on 1st April 2009, MHG is a part of Medical Education Unit of
University College of Medical Sciences. It aims to develop this discipline
and its practice amongst health care providers.
The group 'Infinite Ability' will primarily focus on MPwD.
However we do not want to separate the disabled from the non-disabled as the
disability can be temporary or permanent. So anybody with an interest
in disability studies using medical humanities can join.
To join the group, email: email@example.comLets explore disability through creativity...!
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