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Bioethics and Disability: Toward a Disability-Conscious Bioethics
     

Bioethics and Disability: Toward a Disability-Conscious Bioethics

by Alicia Ouellette
 

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ISBN-10: 1107610656

ISBN-13: 9781107610651

Pub. Date: 07/11/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Bioethics and Disability provides tools for understanding the concerns, fears, and biases that have convinced some people with disabilities that the health care setting is a dangerous place and some bioethicists that disability activists have nothing to offer bioethics. It wrestles with the charge that bioethics as a discipline devalues the lives of persons with

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Bioethics and Disability provides tools for understanding the concerns, fears, and biases that have convinced some people with disabilities that the health care setting is a dangerous place and some bioethicists that disability activists have nothing to offer bioethics. It wrestles with the charge that bioethics as a discipline devalues the lives of persons with disabilities, arguing that reconciling the competing concerns of the disability community and the autonomy-based approach of mainstream bioethics is not only possible, but essential for a bioethics committed to facilitating good medical decision making and promoting respect for all persons, regardless of ability. Through in-depth case studies involving newborns, children, and adults with disabilities, Bioethics and Disability proposes a new model for medical decision making that is both sensitive to and sensible about the fact of disability in medical cases. Disability-conscious bioethics will bring together disability experts and bioethicists to identify and mitigate disability bias in our health care systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107610651
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/11/2013
Series:
Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The struggle: disability rights versus bioethics; 2. Clashing perspectives and a call for reconciliation; 3. Infancy; 4. Childhood; 5. The reproductive years; 6. Adulthood; 7. The end of life; 8. Toward a disability-conscious bioethics.

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