Monday, January 9, 2012

The disability paradox

Satisfaction with life is subjective and hard to measure in another person, says clinical ethicist Lori Seller at The Montreal Children's Hospital. That's why people with disabilities rate their happiness with life as high, while doctors projecting quality of life with these conditions assume it would be low. Lori looks at research that shows that the way a health problem or disability is framed influences how a  family makes treatment choices for a child. To watch in full screen go to Youtube. Lori spoke at a grand rounds on ethics in the care of disabled children at Montreal Children's in December. Thanks Lori! Louise