*Communicating Effectively: Patients with Disabilities and Chronic Conditions
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About the Event
After her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes (t1d), Riley Hewgley has been an advocate for the community of people with chronic illnesses and disabilties. She graduated from the Unversity of Georgia in 2018 and is currently attending the UNC Adams School of Dentistry (DDS class of 2022).
In her undergraduate education, Riley served as the president of Dawgs for Diabetes at UGA, as a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Disability Resource Center, and as a camp counselor during summers at Camp Kudzu, a camp for children with t1d in Rutledge, GA. She conducted her honors thesis on t1d ("Mitochondrial Capacity and Endurance in People with Type 1 Diabetes") and has also participated in many studies and clinical trials herself.
At UNC ASOD, she is a coordinator for the student-run WakeBrook volunteer dental clinic in Raleigh, NC which serves people dealing with mental health issues and substance abuse disorder. She plans to serve the communities of people with chronic illness and special needs following dental school.
1. A glimpse into life with chronic illness
2. Using person-first language with your patients
3. Myths and misconceptions about chronic illness and disabilities
4. Mental health and chronic illness
5. Having empathy for your patients