Power and prejudice : the deep roots of failure in medical ethics

By: Jarrett, Simon.
Series: Community Living 34 (3) Spring 2021: 24-26. 2021Subject(s): Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873 | Singer, Peter, 1946- | INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY | ATTITUDES | HISTORY | EUGENICS | COVID-19 | HEALTH CARE | ETHICS | UNITED KINGDOMSummary: In the last issues of this journal, Simon Jarrett examined how COVID exposed the medical profession's antipathy towards people with intellectual disabilities. Now, he asks, where did these attitudes come from - and why? Looks particularly at utilitarianism and its great influence on medical ethics, citing the opinions of John Stuart Mill and Peter Singer.
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In the last issues of this journal, Simon Jarrett examined how COVID exposed the medical profession's antipathy towards people with intellectual disabilities. Now, he asks, where did these attitudes come from - and why? Looks particularly at utilitarianism and its great influence on medical ethics, citing the opinions of John Stuart Mill and Peter Singer.

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