Shifting Visions of Disability: Public Health, Law & Ethics

Prof. Wendy E. Parmet, JD

Northeastern University School of Law

Thursday, February 6, 2003 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

William G. Shepard Room, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

In the last 30 years, political and intellectual movements have challenged the role of the medical profession in American life and law. The disability rights movement raises profound questions about the bioethics focus on patient autonomy and the public health emphasis on preventing disability. These tensions are becoming obvious in court cases on the definition of disability and the scope of patient rights. 

1 CLE Credit has been approved

February 6, 2003