10 AM - Presentation by Dr. Charles Anyinam: Integrating critical disability studies into nursing education, practice, and scholarship
The profession of nursing has to make certain that the focus of nursing practice with disabled people and nursing education is enabling rather than disabling. However, due to a long association with medicalized paradigms of care, the profession has either failed to adopt new ways of understanding and examining the disability experience or simply relegated disability as a marginal concern in education, practice and research. Increasingly, disabling practices within all domains of nursing have come under the critical gaze of disability activists and scholars.
In this presentation, I take this critique as a starting point, discussing the state of the integration of critical disability perspectives in nursing education, practice and scholarship, moving on to examine what actions nurses, particularly nurse academics, can take to foster a culture and climate of disability in nursing. I propose two big ideas for change and discuss a framework to support action.
11 AM - Workshop with DARAO (Decolonization, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Committee) from Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at Western University