Disability, health and the coronavirus: Why action is urgently needed

The lack of awareness of our human rights permeates throughout the health sector and recent hearingsby the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability have shed light on the human cost.

Health sector responses have been a life-and-death matter for people with disabilities for a very long time. Throw in a global pandemic and reforms to health sector policy and practice have never been more urgent.

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Topics:
Disability Royal Commission, Emergency management, Medical, Health General, Mental Health

Author:
Dr George Taleporos

Source:
Every Australian Counts

Date published:
Mon 20th Apr, 2020