Pediatrician based in Canada talks to HPN residents
It is Veronica Shearity who spoke about the need to take a comprehensive approach from a rights standpoint when dealing with patients with disabilities. Newquan Provincial Hospital has a unique interdisciplinary team of specialists in Patagonia dealing with developmental, behavioral and learning pathologies.
A lecture on “Disability from the perspective of rights and functioning in health care” was delivered in “Dr. Eduardo Castro Rendon” in Class 1 of Teaching and Research of Neuquén Provincial Hospital. Veronica Schiretti, a pediatrician from Neuquén working in Canada, was in charge of the event, and residents of all institution specialties participated.
The activity was organized by the Department of Teaching and Research of the Hospital’s Pediatric Services and the Child Neurodevelopment Sector.
At the end of the exposition, Shearity indicated that “With Talk I sought to change the approach to disability in health care, specifically asking health professionals to change language and attitudes toward disability, encouraging them to use positive language. Invited to, not focused. Limits
He said that, in his opinion, “as students, residents and health professionals are experts in identifying the limits of functioning and what the individual can do on a day-to-day basis with activities regardless of his or her chronic health condition.”
The expert recognized that, above all, “we must look at individuals with dignity and autonomy, beyond their health status. This is necessary,” he said. I think health focuses on diagnosis, on categories, but not on seeing what is an integral part of the individual. What we lack in terms of professionals and training.”
In this sense, he believed that “the change is that we can learn to offer services in other ways, from this broader view of health and not just from the biomedical aspect.”
“It is difficult to change that vision in the health framework, but there is a classification in the WHO that is urging change, to have a positive approach to disability based on human rights,” said Shiarity.
The pediatrician assured that “there is a shortfall in the training of professionals due to lack of a theoretical framework to organize learning and services, it is a global shortage, we are seeing it in different countries and that is why The way to replace it with universities, with education”.
“Having fragmented services is a very old thing and at this point of time, we need continuing education and services that help the individual navigate the health system without any barriers in terms of age group or health status. We must adapt to the biology and life cycle of people, not to how people build health systems”, he remarked.
about the speaker
Veronica Chiarity was born in Plaza Huincul. He is a researcher in childhood disabilities, trained in neurodevelopment and is an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medical Sciences at Victoria BC University, Canada. Trained in the Argentine public health system at UBA, she has been giving talks in various parts of the country, thanks to subsidies provided by the nation’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Its aim is to connect researchers from abroad with researchers in Argentina. He has also given lectures in various countries.
Shearity has lived in Canada since 2003. He trained in Pediatrics at the Ricardo Gutierrez Hospital. Through conversations given to the professionals of Neuquén, he intends to “give back what Argentina has given me”. She also works actively with countries such as Poland, Brazil, Taiwan, Spain and has since moved to Neuquén and other provinces of the country.