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[MPTW] Iwao Hirose – Can disability discrimination in health care be justified?

November 12, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Please find attached the details for the Montreal Political Theory Workshop’s next event on November 23rd, 2PM at Thompson House (3650 McTavish St., room 404).

Veuillez trouvez ci-joint les détails du prochain événement de l’Atelier de Philosophie Politique de Montréal qui aura lieu le 23 novembre à 14 heures à la maison Thompson (3650 McTavish, salle 404).

Here is the presenter’s (Iwao Hirose, McGill University) abstract/Voici le résumé du présentateur (Iwao Hirose, Université McGill):

Individuals with disabilities often require more resources than individuals with no disabilities in order to obtain the same amount of health benefit in terms of Quality-Adjusted Life Years (or Disability-Adjusted Life Years). Thus, if we try to maximize health benefit, we give priority to non-disabled people over disabled people. In this paper I will argue that disability discrimination is justified insofar as the maximization of health benefit is considered as one of the main goals of our health care system. I will also propose a general account of unjust discrimination and justifiable discrimination.

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