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.
Rabia Belt, associate professor, Stanford Law School
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson RI '12, professor of English and bioethics in the Department of English and codirector of the Emory Disability Studies Initiative, Emory University
Devan Stahl, assistant professor of religion, Baylor University
Joseph A. Stramondo, assistant professor, Department of Philosophy, San Diego State University