Sep 26

How Disability Shaped the Field of Clinical Ethics

Thursday, September 26, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Categories: Seminar or workshop

Dr. Kristy L. Kirschner is presenting for the Division of Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics (AIM), Department of Medicine’s “Research in Practice” seminar talks.

“How Disability Shaped the Field of Clinical Ethics”

Clinical ethics took off in the late 1960’s with advancements in medical technologies that shifted the conversation from “can we” to “should we.” Many of the thorniest ethics questions have involved issues of disability. In this talk I will provide:

1. A  brief overview of  key neurological cases involving questions of disability that shaped the field

2. The cultural divides these cases exposed

3. And suggestions for how health professions can bridge the divide

Learn more about Dr. Kirschner


Estefanía Pérez-Luna
(312) 996-4125