Komt een mens bij de dokter* The entire city comes together at OLVG, a mix of cultures and gender identities. Everyone has their own preferences and needs in terms of care and the work environment. Taboos, shame or incorrect assumptions should not play a role here. It is important that you get the care you […]
Komt een mens bij de dokter*
The entire city comes together at OLVG, a mix of cultures and gender identities. Everyone has their own preferences and needs in terms of care and the work environment. Taboos, shame or incorrect assumptions should not play a role here. It is important that you get the care you need. That you have a workplace where you feel comfortable. That you are addressed the way you want to be addressed. 💛.
We are honoured to participate in Pride again this year, for the 10th time. Over the years, we have seen a lot of changes. Mostly for the best, but we are not there yet. We are learning every day. How do you want to be addressed? What do you need? Questions that need to be asked and that are important to give everyone good and equal care. We pay attention to that. We are learning more and more about the role of sex, gender and sexual orientation in the treatment of disorders. And in doing so, we are taking steps toward the right care for everyone.
Our boat and activities: ‘Broken arm syndrome’
During Pride, the OLVG will be giving substance to the theme ‘my gender my pride’ with lectures on gender diversity and by sharing knowledge and experiences with each other. The exhibition ‘komt een mens bij de dokter’ (a person visits the doctor) will also be on display at the OLVG.
During the Canal Parade, we will make a link on our boat to the ‘broken arm syndrome’. This is a term used when care workers (wrongly) assume that medical problems are caused by the fact that someone is trans. From mental problems to… a broken arm. By reflecting on this and drawing attention to it, we hope that the term will no longer be necessary. There is also a large X-ray machine on the boat. Everyone gets a unique scan because every person is unique.
Happiness for everyone
About 6,000 Amsterdammers are born at OLVG every year. People who, just like everyone else, we hope can live in freedom, be who they are and love who they want. And just be themselves. Because as far as we’re concerned, that’s the best recipe for happiness.
OLVG is a top clinical teaching hospital and the city hospital of Greater Amsterdam, with main locations in East and West and outpatient clinics on Spuistraat and at the Jan van Goyen Medical Centre. We have been at the heart of our unique city’s society for over a century and a half. We are enterprising, colourful, diverse and want to be accepting of everyone.
* this sentence is taken from the campaign ‘komt een mens bij de dokter’ (a person visits the doctor), an initiative of the Alliance for Personalised Health Care, see www.komteenmensbijdedokter.nl.