The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more likely that handicapped people will contract the deadly virus. Your chances of dying are significantly higher for those with disabilities than they are for the rest. These are especially true of people with disabilities and those who live in residential care facilities. Because of the negative effects of COVID-19, people with disabilities may be more likely to develop mental health problems. This includes increased feelings of loneliness and isolation. The negative consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic go beyond the mental health issues. They also include increased spousal violence and abuse, higher unemployment, and the necessity to alter job accommodation requirements. Furthermore, disabled children must adapt to interrupted educational programs and limited access to aidive devices and occupational therapy. It is now more important to understand COVID-19 and how it impacts disabled people’s access healthcare services. This paper examines “No Body is Expendable” (Health Article: Medical Rationing & Disability Justice during the COVID-19 Pandemic) to see how they address the reality of medical rationing, and the justice provided for disabled people in their access to healthcare.
This article starts with a statement that advocates for individuals with disabilities and argues that health care professionals must advocate for their rights, particularly in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Five psychologists wrote the paper. They explained that people with disabilities are at greater risk for developing COVID-19-related issues. Additionally, they face obstacles to accessing effective COVID-19 treatment and suffer greatly from medical rationing. Persons with disabilities can be extremely vulnerable to contracting this virus. They may find it difficult to follow preventive measures such as social distance. Additionally, disabled people may not be able to access the necessary information regarding the pandemic. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, severe resource limitations, and an overburdened system of healthcare, this paper is concerned about handicapped individuals’ limited access to treatment for pandemic-related illnesses and diseases.
This is intended for both healthcare professionals as well government officials. The authors encourage other psychologists to support social justice in hospitals for those who are most vulnerable during the pandemic. Healthcare professionals and the government must push for transparent medical rationing strategies, and plans to prepare for a pandemic. Pilarski, et. al. consider disability a part us. 2021), so healthcare providers should not use this to determine who should and should not receive crucial care. The Affordable Treatment Act (ADA) and the ADA forbid healthcare professionals to use disability to restrict care. Medical rationing procedures should not be discriminatory against disabled people and protected groups. Such logic and terms such as “medical rationing”, indicate that this paper is intended for government officials and healthcare professionals.