Next brown bag is Friday, May 5, 12-1pm, MGH 024 (D Center). Please join us!
Shannon Meyer, "Complicated Autonomies: Disability, Family, and Medical Decision Making" looks at the ways the complex interpersonal relationships between medical professionals, family members, and disabled persons affect the medical care received by people with disabilities. Through interviews and focus groups, this project works to create narratives, and explore how these narratives interact, using a critical feminist disability studies lens. These complicated autonomies, influenced by sociocultural conceptions of disability, dynamics of family interaction, and perceptions and practices of medical professionals become the lived experiences of disabled people, fundamentally altering the ways in which they receive care.
Accessibility: We have requested ASL interpretation and CART captioning. The D Center is a scent-free space.