Category Disability

Disability Stigma Affects Care for Disabled Patients

Alison Reiheld evokes a famous exchange between Harriet McBryde Johnson and Peter Singer to illustrate a new study that provides further evidence that clinicians’ stigma against people with disabilities affects their care.

It’s Good that Bill C-7 Extends MAID to Chronic Sufferers

Stuart Chambers points out that expanding access to medical assistance in dying was always about relieving suffering rather than about targeting people with disabilities.

It Is Extremely Unlikely that You Will Not Have a Recurrence

Adam Hayden, a philosopher, writer, speaker, and patient advocate, recalls the day that he and his wife received his diagnosis with a terminal brain cancer.

Heritable Human Genome Editing? It May Never Be Safe

Katie Hasson recounts the recent failures to edit the human genome.

Don’t exclude an essential part of the care team

Sylvie Lemay recommends using risk mitigation strategies in order to include family members and essential support persons as partners in care in assisted living or long term care settings during the pandemic.