Sign Language Courses held in Support of Barrier-Free Living completed at Near East University

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Added On: 04 January 2018, Thursday, 11:48
Last Edited On: 04 January 2018, Thursday, 11:48

Sign Language Courses held in Support of Barrier-Free Living completed at Near East University

Dr. Emrah Soykan: “Doctors of future will use the sign language…”
The Sign Language Course, which the Near East University Medical Students Association has made for the candidates of physicians in cooperation with the Cyprus Hearing Impaired People Negotiations Foundation (KİKEV), has come to an end.

According to the information given by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of the Near East University, the participation certificates were handed out to the 49 participants who successfully completed the 20 hours course which was organized with the aim of teaching the basics of sign language to the physicians.

Near East University’s Commitment appreciated …
Bahire Doğru, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Cyprus Hearing Impeachment Disability Foundation, who spoke during the closing lesson of the course, stated that the students of the medical faculty are tramping on their efforts for an unhindered life. Doğru, who thanked the Near East University and the participants for the sensitivity they showed, presented a certificate of thanks to the Association of Medical Students of Near East University.

Sign Language Courses held in Support of Barrier-Free Living completed at Near East University

Work will continue …
Speaking on behalf of the Union of Medical Students of Near East University, Enes Potoğlu also emphasized that the students of the medical faculty during the course were very satisfied with their interest and that they would work to continue their course programs. Enes Potoğlu stated that the participation of the medical faculty students as well as the Association of Medical Students of the Near East University in the arrangement of the course were very much appreciated by all participants.

Dr. Emrah Soykan: “Doctors of future will use the sign language …”
Dr. Emrah Soykan who contributed to the arrangement of the course pointed out in his speech that the only way to communicate for citizens with disabilities is the sign language, and that the doctors of the future will know the sign language.

Sign Language Courses held in Support of Barrier-Free Living completed at Near East University

He said that communication in the health field is a major problem for hearing-impaired citizens. Soykan said, “Neither the doctor can explain the patient what he wants, nor the the patient can tell about his or her problems to the doctors. The only way to communicate with such patients is the sign language. This course will enable your colleagues to do their profession with this awareness because they will be the doctors of the future and will be able to communicate more easily with a hearing impaired person. One of our biggest goals in organizing the course was to raise awareness. First of all, I would like to thank the Association of Medical Students of the Near East University and my foundation, on behalf of KİKEV, who came to learn the sign language voluntarily and who participated in the course and then organized this course “.

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