BTS 5.0 1st Intervention - SCOME CIMSA FK Unpad

BTS 5.0 1st Intervention - SCOME CIMSA FK Unpad


BTS 5.0 1st Intervention
(Breaking The Silence)


Based on data obtained from the Ministry of Health's Data and Information Center journal entitled Deaf Disability, it was found that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2019, it was estimated that 466 million people in the world had hearing loss. Around 180 million people with deafness come from Southeast Asia and 30.38 million are in Indonesia. People with disabilities in Indonesia who are deaf are in the range of 7.03% of the total number of people with disabilities. From these statements, it can be said that the number of people with disabilities is quite large in the world, as well as in Indonesia.

Based on the journal "Supporting deaf patients who use sign language in general practice", the deaf in the UK stated that they feel less confident in using primary health services, especially for those who have problems with reading and writing. In the worst-case scenario, lack of self-confidence can affect the use of general practitioner services so that they rely on health & treatment information from friends, family, or social media which is not necessarily appropriate to their health condition.

In addition, a survey conducted by SCOME CIMSA FK Unpad confirmed that FK Unpad students from the 2018-2020 class and doctors in the West Java region had a low level of sign language knowledge but had a high interest in participating in sign language training.

Therefore, SCOME CIMSA FK Unpad organized the Breaking The Silence or BTS activity with the aim of providing future doctors and doctors skills on how to communicate with deaf and speech-impaired patients, specifically sign language skills. There will be 4 interventions for this activity. The first intervention was on 11th September and the last intervention was on 9 October.
On the first day, Saturday, September 11th, 2021, a webinar was held about "The Importance of Sign Language to Health Workers" with drg. M. H. Carlo Ortega as the speaker. Carlo is particularly interested in Indonesian sign language. In fact, he himself able to communicate with deaf people fluently in sign language. The participants really liked his presence as a speaker. After the Webinar, a technical meeting was held to help participants understand the process of this activity. After that, the first intervention was completed after the participants were divided into several groups for the bonding session.


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