No body is expendable: Medical rationing and disability justice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  title={No body is expendable: Medical rationing and disability justice during the COVID-19 pandemic.},
  author={Erin E. Andrews and Kara B Ayers and Kathleen S. Brown and Dana S. Dunn and Carrie R Pilarski},
  journal={The American psychologist},
The health threat posed by the novel coronavirus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic has particular implications for people with disabilities, including vulnerability to exposure and complications, and concerns about the role of ableism in access to treatment and medical rationing decisions. Shortages of necessary medical equipment to treat COVID-19 have prompted triage guidelines outlining the ways in which lifesaving equipment, such as mechanical ventilators and intensive care unit beds, may… 

Resilience and mental health in individuals with spinal cord injury during the COVID-19 pandemic

In future crises, it may be beneficial to screen individuals for resilience so that those with decreased resilience are offered the appropriate resources to enhance resilience and improve overall wellbeing.

The Politics of Life and Death in the Time of COVID-19

Mbembe’s concept is utilised and extended to examine persistent inequalities and inequities in morbidity and mortality, and their variation during states of crisis, and the consequences for those people structured as not simply vulnerable but, ultimately, as surplus to requirements.

Experience and Discussion: Safeguards for People With Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic in China

It is believed that China's rapidly improving public health policy and legal framework will make a hugely significant impact by alleviating the impact of the COIVD-19 pandemic on the PWD community.

Health Risks and Consequences of a COVID-19 Infection for People with Disabilities: Scoping Review and Descriptive Thematic Analysis

Beyond any health-related vulnerabilities, multiple yet modifiable environmental factors can provide disproportionate health risks and consequences of a COVID-19 infection for people with disabilities.

Ethics framework and recommendations to support capabilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities during pandemics

An ethics framing for policy and practices regarding clinical care and public health based on Martha Nussbaum's approach to Capability Theory can reorient healthcare professionals and healthcare systems to support the capabilities of people with IDD to protect, recover, and promote health and well‐being.

Access to Assistive Technology during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic: Voices of Users and Families

It is demonstrated that minority groups already living with health inequities are unduly impacted by the SARS COVID-19 pandemic, and specific recommendations for future action to strengthen access to AT are offered across public policy and civil society in pandemic preparedness and response.

The differential impact of COVID-19 on mental health: Implications of ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability status in the United States

The COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on mental health interact with preexisting health risks and disparities to impact varying populations differently. This study explored the relationship between

Why A New Ethical Framework Is Needed To Eliminate Disability Discrimination? A New Learning From The Pandemic

Discrimination between disabled and non-disabled people is still an issue of fairness and justice. In this COVID-19 pandemic time, this issue highlighted in a significant way. In hospital, the

Multicultural Competencies of Healthcare Professionals and Disability-Inclusive in Telehealth during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The multicultural competencies of healthcare professionals and disability responsive telehealth systems can assist PWD to mitigate health care disparities and enhance health engagement and outcomes of PWD.



Disability, Bioethics, and Human Rights

The challenges to traditional bioethics and medicine that have been raised by those within and outside of bioethicists who view disability as principally a social and not a medical problem are outlined.

Raising awareness of disabled lives and health care rationing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nondisabled psychologists should work to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities by amplifying the voices and concerns of disabled activists so that history does not repeat itself.

A Framework for Rationing Ventilators and Critical Care Beds During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic intensifies, shortages of ventilators have occurred in Italy and are likely imminent in parts of the US. In ordinary clinical circumstances, all

Why Bioethics Needs a Disability Moral Psychology.

To reconcile its contemporary and historical conflict with the disability movement, the field of bioethics must engage with and fully consider the two groups' differences in moral perception and reasoning, not just the explicit moral and political arguments of the disabilitymovement.

Access to transplantation for persons with intellectual disability: Strategies for nondiscrimination

  • Ashton ChenM. Ahmad K. Ladin
  • Medicine, Political Science
    American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • 2019
The benefits and harms of using ID as a transplant eligibility criterion are examined, current clinical evidence and ethical considerations are reviewed, and recommendations for transplant teams and regulatory agencies to ensure fair access to transplant for individuals with ID are made.

Considering Quality of Life while Repudiating Disability Injustice: A Pathways Approach to Setting Priorities

  • G. Persad
  • Medicine, Philosophy
    Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
  • 2019
While health systems should not amplify existing injustice against individuals with disabilities, they are not required to altogether ignore the potential effects of disability on quality of life.

Bioethics and Disability: Toward a Disability-Conscious Bioethics

case studies to illustrate how paradigms of analysis in bioethics may lie at cross-purposes with disability rights and to suggest theoretical and practical means to reconciliation, and an admirable goal in the volume is to build détente and trust between the two perspectives.

Eliminating health and health care disparities among the growing population of people with disabilities.

Eliminating these multifaceted disadvantages among people with disabilities should be a critical national priority.

Understanding disability and the ‘social determinants of health’: how does disability affect peoples’ social determinants of health?

Investigation of how an individual’s social determinants of health are affected by the acquisition of physical disability in adulthood found changes to social determinant of health had substantial flow-on consequences in all aspects of life for the individual and those close to them.

Contrasting perceptions of distress by research personnel and their spinal cord injured subjects.

: Theoretical approaches to the understanding of psychological adjustment in spinal cord injury have recently experienced a re-examination which seriously questions the traditional "stage theory" of