Learning Objectives: After participating in the session, attendees should be able to:
- Describe potential cases of health care disparities for people with disabilities;
- Identify major responsibilities of physicians under the Americans with Disabilities Act; and
- Describe barriers people with different disabilities often confront while receiving health care.
This was an event of the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs, hosted by the Center for Bioethics, and co-sponsored by the following U of MN units: Center for Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, College of Liberal Arts; College of Pharmacy; Medical School; Program in Health Disparities Research, Medical School; School of Nursing; and School of Public Health.
Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and based at the Health Policy Research Center, Mongan Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Iezzoni has conducted numerous studies examining the health care experiences of persons with disability. Her book Making Their Days Happen: Paid Personal Assistance Services Supporting People with Disability Living in Their Homes and Communities was recently published. During the 2022-2023 academic year, she is the Sally Starling Seaver Fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. Dr. Iezzoni is a member of the National Academy of Medicine in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.