African American nurse checks African American girl with hearing aid

Hastings Center News

Overcoming Ableism in Medical and Nursing Education

Equitable health care for all is a bioethical imperative. And discrimination against people with disabilities—ableism—stands in the way of fulfilling that imperative. A new Hastings Center project constitutes the first phase in the development of medical and nursing educational approaches and learning resources to equip medical and nursing students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they will need to promote equity and justice for patients with disabilities. Funded by the Macy Foundation, the project is led by Erik Parens and Liz Bowen. Learn more about the project.