Bloody Hands: Working with a Deaf Doctor

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Presented By: Dr. Zachary Featherstone
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Time: 6pm-8pm MST/8pm-10pm EST
RID CEUs: 0.2 PS
Presentation Language: ASL

Workshop Description:

From medical school to medical clerkships to pediatric residency, Dr. Featherstone experienced the operating room where he was first assist in high-acuity operations, the emergency room where he participated in codes, the NICU where he performed neonatal life resuscitations on extremely premature infants, and many more. Throughout all of these experiences as a Deaf doctor, he has had accommodating interpreters and unaccommodating interpreters at his side. Thus he will share different real scenarios he personally experienced to highlight the virtues of an accommodating interpreters.

Workshop Objectives:

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased knowledge and awareness of how to interpret for Deaf medical professionals.
  • Explain the virtue of accommodating interpreters in the medical workspace.
  • Apply virtues discussed to real world scenarios.
  • Articulate how a Deaf doctor utilizes their interpreter in the medical workspace.


    Presenter Bio:

    Zachary Featherstone D.O. is currently training as a pediatrician at University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Medicine. He graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in Chemistry at his alma mater, Brigham Young University. Afterwards, he graduated from Pacific Northwest University-College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he was awarded Honorable Student Doctor of the Year and inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society. Upon graduation from medical school, he did a gap year of research at Gallaudet University, focused on the correlation of health and the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing population before resuming his training at UNLV. He is Deaf native-ASL signer, born in a family with two other Deaf brothers.

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