Disability, Health Care, and Ethics: Conference

h/t to Claire Roy for the heads up.  There will be some explicit discussion of the Ashley X case, amongst other things of interest to What Sorts readers.

Disability, Health Care & Ethics – What Really Matters

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Maryland Health Care Ethics Committee Network
and the Law & Health Care Program (L&HCP)
at the University of Maryland School of Law

Disability, Health Care & Ethics –
What Really Matters

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Thomas B. Turner Building
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

720 Rutland Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21205
Register Online

Persons with cognitive and physical disabilities comprise a growing sector of our society. Yet, health care providers and ethics committee members may lack knowledge, skills, and insight related to disability rights and its impact on health care delivery and ethical decision-making. This conference is targeted to individuals who wish to broaden their understanding of the concerns and rights of people with disabilities in the context of health care encounters. Attendees will learn about the history of discrimination against people with disabilities and the rise of the “social model” of disability, current biases among some health care providers that disadvantage persons with disabilities, and knowledge, strategies, and resources health care professionals and ethics committee members should have or be able to access to appropriately respect disability rights at their institutions and in health care encounters.

Full details here.

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