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Bioethics and Disability: Toward a Disability-Conscious Bioethics (Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series)

Alicia Ouellette

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ISBN 10: 1107610656 / ISBN 13: 9781107610651
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Title: Bioethics and Disability: Toward a ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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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.

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This book provides the 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 proposes a new model for medical decision making that is both sensitive to and sensible about the fact of disability in medical cases.

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