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Corrente to co-moderate CBA panel on ageism in health care

Toronto health lawyer Lisa Corrente will co-moderate a panel on age discrimination in health-care settings at the upcoming Canadian Bar Association National Health Law Summit.

Corrente, partner with Torkin Manes LLP, says the panel will explore issues involving ageism in health care, including:

  • Do misconceptions about the elderly lead to misdiagnoses or substandard treatment?
  • Do clinicians mischaracterize medical conditions as normal aging?
  • Do health practitioners ignore or over-treat conditions and characterize them as unavoidable?
  • How is the lack of sufficient accommodation, services and funding in health-care facilities impacting the elderly?
  • Do stereotypes, attitudes and misconceptions amongst health-care providers discriminate against the elderly?
  • What barriers are faced by some groups of older persons in health-care facilities?

The event takes place April 11 from 8:45 – 10:00 a.m. at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg and is eligible for 1.25 hours of substantive CPD content.

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