Event Title

Engineering Equity

Student Presenter Information

Carrie Parsons, Old Dominion University

Presentation Type

Event

Description/Abstract

There are disparities in access to emergency care services across the divides of class, race, gender and disability. Not everyone can afford to purchase and maintain a car, yet everyone needs fair access to resources like emergency care. In this paper, the authors present evidence for the effect that access to transportation has on these disparities, while focusing on the Hampton Roads region. This study offers an analysis of inequality and injustice as it relates to patients receiving emergency care services. We will demonstrate that intersecting systems of power and privilege function to reinforce lack of transportation options for people in need of emergency care in Hampton Roads.

Comments

Mentor: Dr. Erika Frydenlund
Women’s Studies

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Start Date

18-2-2017 8:00 AM

End Date

18-2-2017 12:30 PM

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Feb 18th, 8:00 AM Feb 18th, 12:30 PM

Engineering Equity

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

There are disparities in access to emergency care services across the divides of class, race, gender and disability. Not everyone can afford to purchase and maintain a car, yet everyone needs fair access to resources like emergency care. In this paper, the authors present evidence for the effect that access to transportation has on these disparities, while focusing on the Hampton Roads region. This study offers an analysis of inequality and injustice as it relates to patients receiving emergency care services. We will demonstrate that intersecting systems of power and privilege function to reinforce lack of transportation options for people in need of emergency care in Hampton Roads.