HERE: Health, Equity, Race and Ethics
This new mini-series by the IU Center for Bioethics features IUCB faculty and outside experts applying an ethics lens to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Speakers will explore contemporary DEI topics in health and research using diverse ethical perspectives, including feminist ethics, narrative ethics, human rights frameworks, critical race theory, or other approaches. These talks are meant to be explorations of DEI that can broaden and deepen our understanding of methodology and theory in bioethics, and thus deepen our appreciation for problems and ways forward in equity and diversity.
- Speaker: Elizabeth A. Nelson, PhD
- Speaker: Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD, MPH, MS; Associate Professor Obstetrics & Gynecology; Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs, IU School of Medicine
1. Discuss racial differences in end-of-life decision making
2. Develop a historical and cultural context for understanding these differences
a. Untimely deaths, unequal treatment, and the ‘not-so-good’ death
3. Consider the implications for clinical care
4. Tools & Resources: 5 ‘F’s Framework
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- People and communities who have been and continue to be marginalized historically, suffer disproportionately from COVID infection, from inadequate information about the illness and possible treatments, and often lack access to basic health care. The authors argue that vaccine hesitancy is not the same thing as vaccine refusal, and that honest engagement with the community, acknowledging historical medical and government misconduct, careful listening to the community’s fears, and trust building may lead to a more just and robust vaccination and treatment program for all.