Training Physical disability

Pilot Training - Denmark

One pilot course within the terms of the EUNAD IP project, took place on 22 September 2017 at the University of Southern Denmark. Ask Elklit presented the Danish National Centre for Psychotraumatology, the EUNAD project and the psychological mechanisms in trauma reactions. Susanne Olsen, National President for The Danish Association of the Physically Disabled, presented the specific challenges of physically disabled individuals face in a crisis. Adnan Todorovac and Louise Simonsen, volunteering interns at the Danish National Centre for Psychotraumatology, presented the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the EUNAD project and findings from the EUNAD study on physically disabled individuals in crisis situations. Carsten Fladmose Madsen, chief physician at the orthopedic surgery department of Odense University Hospital, held a presentation regarding the immediate treatment of physically disabled in disasters with few or many victims. Ellen Madsen, physiotherapist at the Special Hospital for Polio and Accident Patients, held a presentation regarding the specialised rehabilitation of patients with disabilities after an accident or a disaster. Mariann Krogh, psychologist and mother of a physically disabled individual, held a presentation regarding the psychological aspects of accidents with disabled individuals and involvement of relatives. The goal of the day - to learn more about physical disability in a crisis and to create guidelines for helping the physically disabled.

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