Medicine seen as one of worst disability offenders

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Medicine seen as one of worst disability offenders
Dinesh Palipana sits on the council of the Sri Lanka Spinal Cord Network and is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia, an advocacy group for physicians with disabilities. Credit: Dinesh Palipana

Doctors treat and heal patients, but they are seldom seen as people who may themselves require care or accommodation. Medics with disabilities are now calling for a paradigm shift in this mindset to make medical education and the profession more inclusive.

“Being a doctor is a privilege. We have the opportunity to play a part in a person’s most significant of journeys. We have the sacred trust of the public. We have also been thought leaders on many historical issues. For these reasons the medical profession needs to lead the way in inclusivity,” says Dinesh Palipana, a Sri Lanka-born Australian doctor who was left severely disabled after a road accident.

The understanding and evaluation of disability, in

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Dentist’s stalker had crossbow in ‘murder kit’ as he counted down to ‘the event’

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A Welsh dentist was secretly stalked for four years by a disgruntled patient who carried a “murder kit” — including a ski mask, knife, hammer and even a crossbow, according to prosecutors.

Thomas Baddeley, 42, took meticulous notes as he counted down to “the event” — which officials believe was a plan to kill his target, orthodontist Dr. Ian Hutchinson, according to the Telegraph.

He was busted after an alarmed neighbor in Gwent saw him wearing a balaclava while sitting in one of more than 30 cars he had bought to remain incognito during the sinister surveillance, Cardiff Crown Court heard Friday as Baddeley was sentenced to 16 months’ prison.

Officers then found a crossbow, black ski mask, kitchen knife, torch, gloves, lighters, hammer, dust sheets, bleach and wipes hidden in his car, the court heard, according to the UK paper.

“It is perhaps not hyperbole to call that a

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