Hastings Center Report 50 (3):28-32 (2020)

Joel Michael Reynolds
Georgetown University
Eva Kittay
State University of New York, Stony Brook
In this essay, we suggest practical ways to shift the framing of crisis standards of care toward disability justice. We elaborate on the vision statement provided in the 2010 Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Medicine) “Summary of Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations,” which emphasizes fairness; equitable processes; community and provider engagement, education, and communication; and the rule of law. We argue that interpreting these elements through disability justice entails a commitment to both distributive and recognitive justice. The disability rights movement's demand “Nothing about us, without us” requires substantive inclusion of disabled people in decision‐making related to their interests, including in crisis planning before, during, and after a pandemic like Covid‐19 .
Keywords Disability  COVID-19  Resource Allocation  Bioethics
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1002/hast.1128
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Why Bioethics Needs a Disability Moral Psychology.Joseph A. Stramondo - 2016 - Hastings Center Report 46 (3):22-30.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Against Personal Ventilator Reallocation.Joel Michael Reynolds, Laura Guidry-Grimes & Katie Savin - 2020 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 30 (2):272-284.
On Being Unwilling Insiders.Jackie Leach Scully - 2022 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 15 (1):146-149.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Complicit Care: Health Care in Community.Elizabeth Lanphier - 2019 - Dissertation, Vanderbilt University
Health Care Responsibility.Andre Vries - 1980 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 1 (1):95-106.
Ethics for Health Care.Catherine Anne Berglund - 1998 - Oxford University Press.
Book Review: Total Cure: The Antidote to the Health Care Crisis. [REVIEW]Katherine Swartz - 2009 - Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing 46 (1):110-112.
Beyond Health Outcomes: The Benefits of Health Care.Gavin Mooney - 1998 - Health Care Analysis 6 (2):99-105.
Rights, Duties and Responsibilities in Health Care.H. E. Emson - 1992 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 9 (1):3-11.


Added to PP index

Total views
156 ( #75,079 of 2,506,521 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
45 ( #19,446 of 2,506,521 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes