Impairment And Disability

Impairment And Disability

by Sheila McLean, Laura Williamson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844720411

ISBN-13: 9781844720415

Pub. Date: 02/01/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book explores legislation intended to protect the interests of people with disabilities or impairments. Considering a broad range of ethical and legal concerns which arise in issues of life, death and disability, it covers the social and legal responses to the equality rights of disabled people, focusing on those responses to:

  • the right to life

Overview

This book explores legislation intended to protect the interests of people with disabilities or impairments. Considering a broad range of ethical and legal concerns which arise in issues of life, death and disability, it covers the social and legal responses to the equality rights of disabled people, focusing on those responses to:

  • the right to life
  • the end of life
  • assisted suicide.

This work engages with contemporary debates, examines case studies and explores the problems surrounding many legal concepts within the context of disability and impairment. The authors argue that it is crucial to distinguish between unjust discrimination and differential treatment and unify the disagreements surrounding the issues by highlighting ethical ideals that should be shared by all stakeholders in life and death decisions that impact on people with disabilities.

Topical and contemporary, this book is a perfect supplementary text for students of all levels and researchers working in the areas of law, applied ethics and disability theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844720415
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Series:
Biomedical Law and Ethics Library Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Life, Death, Disability and Impairment in Context. Conceptualizing Disability. Towards Ethical Cohesion. Decisions at the Beginning of Life. Decisions at the End of Life. Seeking Assistance in Dying. Conclusions

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