How to create a work environment for doctors with disabilities

There are lots of advantages (and few disadvantages) for doing so, writes Zilla Efrat

Dr Steve Peterson was on his way to work at the hospital ED in Orange, rural NSW, last year when a car plunged into his mountain bike. He was left quadriplegic.

Dr Steve Peterson
Dr Steve Peterson. Photo: Robert Bruce

“Only a third of people with my type of injuries would be able to return to work ... and it’s great to have systems and employers to help you as you try to pull your life together again,” says the 33-year-old GP, who now practises in

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