Building Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) into Bioethics and Health Humanities Scholarship and Practice
Each webinar will be offered to both members and nonmembers free of charge. Advance registration is required.
Trans Bioethics in a Moral Panic
The practice of trans bioethics has been radically altered in recent years by widespread attempts to curtail and even criminalize access to gender-affirming medical care. In this presentation, Florence Ashley will explore how the current sociopolitical landscape impacts bioethicists’ engagement with trans communities. Attendees will learn about the political and human rights dimensions of gender-affirming care and deepen their understanding of how to counter misinformation about transgender health.
Addressing Disability Health Disparities
A large body of research suggests that ableism (discrimination in favor of able-bodied people or the assumption that a “normal” body and mind is better than an abnormal one) is a central and deeply entrenched issue within medical knowledge and practice, leading to disproportionately low quality and equity of care for disabled patients. However, attempts to concretely address this problem run into numerous obstacles. Building upon work across philosophy of disability and disability studies, we will discuss the causes of disability health disparities and the concrete steps that healthcare practitioners, bioethicists, and public health professionals can take to improve quality and equity of care for disabled patients.
Antiracist Praxis in Bioethics: Implications for Health Equity
This presentation will consider the ways in which antiracist praxis offers strategies to explicitly address structural racism and inequities in the field of bioethics. This presentation will also highlight the importance of prioritizing antiracism in bioethics scholarship, education and practice to advance health equity.
Our Past, Our Present, Our Future