The right-to-die exception: How the discourse of individual rights impoverishes bioethical discussions of disability and what we can do about it
Graduate studies at Western
International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 3 (2):43-62 (2010)
|Abstract||"Tell the health professionals why people with disabilities get depressed and suicidal. Tell them about institutions. Let them know the real reasons people with disabilities give up."The disability studies perspective has been consistently marginalized in twentieth-century American bioethical discourse. Like Ralph Ellison's nameless protagonist who is "invisible … simply because people refuse to see me" (Ellison 1995, 3), both disabled people and disability studies perspectives have been conspicuously absent from mainstream contemporary bioethical inquiries. Considerations of provision, accommodation, and institutionalization have been pushed to the periphery of discourse. The lament of Ellison's invisible man—"I ..|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Ron Amundson & Shari Tresky (2007). On a Bioethical Challenge to Disability Rights. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (6):541 – 561.
Susan Wendell (2001). Unhealthy Disabled: Treating Chronic Illnesses as Disabilities. Hypatia 16 (4):17-33.
Carol J. Gill (2004). Depression in the Context of Disability and the “Right to Die”. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 25 (3):171-198.
Adrienne Asch, Jeffrey Blustein & David T. Wasserman (2008). Criticizing and Reforming Segregated Facilities for Persons with Disabilities. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5 (2/3):157-168.
Ron Amundson & Shari Tresky (2008). Bioethics and Disability Rights: Conflicting Values and Perspectives. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5 (2/3):111-123.
Frederic Megret, The Disabilities Convention: Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities or Disability Rights?
Sara Goering (2008). 'You Say You're Happy, But…': Contested Quality of Life Judgments in Bioethics and Disability Studies. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5 (2/3):125-135.
Pamela Robert (2003). Disability Oppression in the Contemporary U. S. Capitalist Workplace. Science and Society 67 (2):136 - 159.
Abraham Rudnick (forthcoming). What is a Psychiatric Disability? Health Care Analysis:1-9.
Jacob M. Appel (2010). Sex Rights for the Disabled? Journal of Medical Ethics 36 (3):152-154.
Christopher A. Riddle (2013). Defining Disability: Metaphysical Not Political. [REVIEW] Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (3):377-384.
Helen Meekosha (2002). Virtual Activists? Women and the Making of Identities of Disability. Hypatia 17 (3):67-88.
Mark Greene & Steven Augello (2011). Everworse: What's Wrong with Selecting for Disability? Public Affairs Quarterly 25 (2):131-140.
Susan Wendell (1989). Toward a Feminist Theory of Disability. Hypatia 4 (2):104 - 124.
Added to index2010-10-24
Total downloads9 ( #122,521 of 739,392 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,680 of 739,392 )
How can I increase my downloads?