“Ableism – a malady of modern medical decision making?”
Dr William F Sullivan
Associate Professor, Faculty of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
St Michael’s Hospital Family Health Team
“Ableism” refers to discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities when their abilities are overlooked, ignored or dismissed. This webinar focuses on how healthcare providers can enable people with disabilities better to participate in medical decision- making with supports as needed. This includes affirming deliberative (affective) insights and supporting relational autonomy. The webinar concludes with practical tools for promoting decision-making capabilities.
Dr. Sullivan is the founding director of the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative (DDPCI), which developed the Canadian consensus guidelines for the primary care of adults with developmental disabilities (DD) and established primary care tools and learning resources for health professionals and caregivers. His clinical work is based in Medical Services at Surrey Place Centre and in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.
Chair: Prof Bernadette Tobin
Lectures from more recent years, together with invited speakers, are listed below. Recorded lectures can be accessed via the topic link.
|2019||Professor Julian Hughes||
“To thine own self be true!” Reflections on authenticity, citizenship and dementia.
|2018||Professor Daniel Sulmasy MD PhD MACP, Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington DC||
Should we take away Hippocrates' licence? Professionalism, conscience and tolerance in a good society
|2017||Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney||Drive-thru healthcare: is there more to the healing relationship than supply and demand?|
|2016||Mr Mark Tedeschi AM QC,NSW Senior Crown Prosecutor and author of Murder at Myall Creek||John Hubert Plunkett: The Martin Luther King of colonial Australia and prosecutor of the Myall Creek massacre trials|
|2015||Associate Professor Justin Oakley, Monash University||What should surgical patients be told? The value and limits of medical transparency.|
|2014||Professor Wendy Rogers, Macquarie University||Over diagnosis: when too much medicine is bad for your health!|
|2013||Dr Steve Matthews, ACU||Musical memories and the way we were: musical therapy in progressive cognitive impairment.|
|2012||Dr Andrew McGee, Queensland University of Technology||My brain, my mind, my body: implications for stem cell research, end of life and organ donation.|
|2011||Dr Paul Biegler, Monash University||The ethical treatment of depression: shortcomings in contemporary practice.|
|2010||Dr John Forge, University of Sydney||The responsible scientist: ethical challenges of research and practice.|
|2009||Prof Greg Craven, ACU and Mr Edward Santow, University of Sydney||Human rights laws: a benefit to patients, participants in research, residents in nursing homes?|
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