In this talk, hosted by the Institute of Medical Ethics, History and Philosophy of Medicine (EGTM Kolloquium), University of Munster, Supriya Subramani will describe the moral significance of micro-inequities in the context of bioethics debates. Micro-inequities, subtle and small acts of disrespect, often direct our attention to the sustained asymmetrical relationship in any interactions and systemic injustice within a particular socioeconomic and political context. Supriya will present the meaning and understanding of micro-inequities. By illustrating it through lived experiences and narratives from hospital settings, she will present the moral wrong of micro-inequities. She argues that micro-inequities threaten the self-respect and thus humiliate persons. She will conclude by briefly discussing the moral significance of micro-inequities to bioethics and healthcare debates, as they function as a barrier to patient-centered care.
The presentation will take place online via Zoom on the 23rd of June at 1.45 PM CEST (UTC+2)