"When asking who determines what counts as a benefit, it isn’t uncommon to encounter arrogance on the part of those who judge the value of disabled lives. Most able people — and it is they who generally determine what a benefit looks like — view disabled lives as sad, even tragic, and with that view are likely to discount the benefits that their lives produce." -Eva Feder Kittay ... See MoreSee Less
Podcast description: "Alice Wong and Dr Joseph Stramondo join us on this special episode of Ethics Talk to discuss how perspectives from the disability community can help us think more powerfully about quality of life, resource allocation, and other ethical challenges arising in pandemics." ... See MoreSee Less
Alice Wong and Dr Joseph Stramondo join us on this special episode of Ethics Talk to discuss how perspectives from the disability community can help us think more powerfully about quality of life, res...
Webinar description: "As COVID-19 threatens to push hospital resources beyond capacity, a raft of states, hospitals, and advocacy organizations have formulated protocols to address potential discrimination against persons with disabilities. Two highly influential statements by the Arc and the University of Pittsburgh are setting new standards for the ethical treatment of persons with disabilities. This Radcliffe webinar places these triaging policies within the context of the history of disability civil rights, culture, and bioethics and considers what is necessary to achieve an equitable health outcome for persons with disabilities during this time of crisis."
Speakers: Rabia Belt, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Devan Stahl, and Joseph A. Stramondo
Date/Time: Apr 23, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
As COVID-19 threatens to push hospital resources beyond capacity, a raft of states, hospitals, and advocacy organizations have formulated protocols to address potential discrimination against persons ...
"While decisions need to be made to prioritize the allocation of scarce resources to individuals more likely to benefit from treatment, people with disabilities must not have to battle discrimination when seeking life-sustaining treatment. Their lives are equally as valuable as those living without disabilities." ... See MoreSee Less
"Most physicians and bioethicists involved in establishing rationing of care guidelines have not claimed disability status. This needs to change. Somewhere there must be physicians and bioethicists with disabilities who could offer their valuable perspectives. Guidelines set out by disability organizations, HHS, and other groups need to be incorporated into any rationing of care guidelines." ... See MoreSee Less