Dr Matthew Shipsey is part of a drive for Irish medical schools to include sufficient guidance on the influences of social factors on health, including bringing people who are or have been homeless or substance abusers into medical schools to share their experiences with trainee doctors. 

At the Pathways from Homelessness conference, he discusses the case of a homeless man for whom his fellow doctors had little sympathy and how it inspired him to look more deeply into the social determinants of health and to engage in the training of medical practitioners to be active agents of social change.

6th Annual Global Equality & Diversity Conference & Awards

Thursday 17th October 2019-De Vere Canary Wharf, No. 1 Westferry Circus, London, E14 4HD

Intersectionality: Challenges, Solutions & Resolutions

The challenge is to find innovative solutions and resolution mechanisms that can work inside an organisation, addressing the discriminations,  bad behaviours and disparities while responding promptly to the victims, in ways that are proportionate and, where practical, restorative.

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