UM doctor talks equity for disabled health care
Meade directs programs for the University of Michigan’s Rehabilitation Engineering Program, developing health-management technologies for disabled individuals.
Meade began her presentation by pointing out problems with defining the term “disability,” which differs depending on which area of academia or society people are processing the definition from.
“The actual definition of disability or having a disability depends on where you look,” she said. “In surveys and research, it generally is defined by limitations; in some policy, it’s defined by a lack of ability to work and then in clinical practice, it’s diagnosis.”
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