Nurses and nursing students with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodation in nursing education programs and employment settings.
The process is not always easy. It often requires meeting after meeting and piles of documentation.
Humor is one of my best coping skills, so why not apply it to a disability accommodation request meeting?
Here are a few things to consider:
Send out invitations to everyone who will be attending the meeting. Invite the most prominent disability or civil right attorney in your area.
Or....invite the Reverend Al Sharpton.
Do not wear water-proof mascara. If you cry, you will look like Alice Cooper.
Dress for success!
Have a television in the room tuned into a court channel.
Award door prizes to the person who makes the most positive comments or suggestions. Wouldn't a copy of this book make a great door prize?
All kidding aside, the meetings can be brutal. It takes courage, confidence, determination, and perseverance.
A little bit of humor can't hurt!