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VKC Research Ethics Grand Rounds Panel Discussion: “Standards of Care, Disability, and a Public Health Emergency: Conversations on Equitable Care during COVID-19”

Event Flyer: REGR-flyer-051921.pdf


VKC Research Ethics Grand Rounds Panel Discussion: Standards of Care, Disability, and a Public Health Emergency: Conversations on Equitable Care during COVID-19
Wednesday, May 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

It’s been more than a year since the coronavirus pandemic first impacted the way Americans conduct business, educate their students, and live their daily lives. But nowhere was COVID’s effect in those early months more palpable than in the health care setting. Hospital beds at full capacity, depletion of personal protective equipment (PPE), and limited availability of tools such as ventilators led some medical professionals to consider difficult, potentially life-altering decisions as to who might receive medical intervention versus those who might not. But where do people with disabilities fall on this spectrum of care, or lack thereof? How are decisions made about who receives what kind of medical care?

Join us at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 19, as a panel of esteemed legal and medical professionals discuss the ethical implications behind the rationing of care during times of crisis, and what might be done to ensure that equitable healthcare is available to everyone.

Panelists:

  • Kara Ayers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Associate Director, University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD); Director, Center of Dignity in Healthcare for Individuals with Disabilities (of which the Vanderbilt Kennedy UCEDD is part)
  • Jack Derryberry, J.D., Legal Director, Disability Rights Tennessee
  • Jessica Turnbull, M.D., M.A., Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society; Attending Physician, Pediatric Intensive Care, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Register to receive the Zoom webinar link by clicking here.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vanderbilt University Medical Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this educational activity for 1.0 CE Credits for Psychologists.

No partial credit may be awarded.


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Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).