Still a health issue

Shakespeare, Tom (2012) Still a health issue. Disability and Health Journal, 5 (3). pp. 129-31. ISSN 1936-6574

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The social model of disability has been fruitful in promoting human rights of people with disabilities, but has been associated with a downplaying of the health dimension of disability. Adequate accounts of disability should make space for medical, psychological, social, and political factors in the lives of people with disabilities. Disability is almost always connected to a health condition; civil rights law needs to be anchored in a robust definition of the protected class; failure to meet health needs constitutes an important aspect of the discrimination faced by people with disabilities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: civil rights,disabled persons,health,health services needs and demand,healthcare disparities,human rights,humans,politics,prejudice
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2014 12:56
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:40
DOI: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.04.002

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