Katarina Lee

Session: Changing the Lens: The Value of Suffering in the Disability Context

Katarina Lee is a Clinical Ethicist with St. Boniface Hospital and the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba’s communities of service, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. She will discuss the history of philosophical teachings and current perceptions about suffering. She will also encourage new perspectives on the topic which emphasize resiliency and innovation. This session will challenge participants to examine the language of suffering and the need to move away from language that focuses on the burden of suffering.