No laughing matter: Medical and social experiences of restricted growth

Shakespeare, Tom, Thompson, Sue and Wright, Michael (2010) No laughing matter: Medical and social experiences of restricted growth. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 12 (1). pp. 19-31. ISSN 1501-7419

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Abstract

People with restricted growth have liminal status in the disability community. Because people with these conditions appear to live normal lives, they do not always define themselves as disabled or participate in the disability community, nor are they always identified as disabled people by others. This paper reports from a project seeking to fill the research gap around the social and medical impact of skeletal dysplasia, finding that adults with restricted growth experience a range of difficulties. These include medical problems, social stigma, and employment disadvantage. For these reasons, it makes sense to consider this group amongst the wider disabled population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: restricted growth,models of disability,impairment,identity,stigma,employment
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 11:42
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:14
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/44592
DOI: 10.1080/15017410902909118

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