Hello, I’m Belinda and I’m the ambassador for the project. I’m joining the project because I like to help.
I understand disabilities because I’ve got a disability myself. I had a hit and run when I was little in 1985 so I do suffer with a limp and a brain brain damage and um weak side so I think that’s why I understand I would understand it for because I’ve lived with it all my life.
WHAT COULD DOCTORS AND NURSES DO TO COMMUNICATE BETTER?
Sit down and explain, you know, this is what’s going to happen. More understanding like, not so medically, but easy words and simple words not so hard words where they can’t understand. Taking more time, thinking what they’re doing, what, thinking what sort of patient they’re dealing with, um and the disability, yeah a bit more understanding.
WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?
Because, um, they should, everyone should be, should be treated equal, the same, because they’ve got feelings too. The doctor’s and nurses being kinder can also change a person.
HOW CAN PEOPLE GET INVOLVED?
We have a website and this is where you can learn more about the project. If you have some ideas Kathryn and I would love to hear about it. Thank you very much and we’re ready for some change. Let’s do it together!