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The social nature of disability, disease and genetics: a response to Gillam, Persson, Holtug, Draper and Chadwick

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Newell, CJ, The social nature of disability, disease and genetics: a response to Gillam, Persson, Holtug, Draper and Chadwick, Journal of Medical Ethics, 25, (2) pp. 172-175. ISSN 0306-6800 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1136/jme.25.2.172

Abstract

The dominance of the biomedically informed view of disability, genetics, and diagnosis is explored. An understanding of the social nature of disability and genetics, especially in terms of oppression, adds a richer dimension to an understanding of ethical issues pertaining to genetics. This is much wider than the limited question of whether or not such technology discriminates. Instead, it is proposed that such technology will perpetuate the oppression and control of people with disability, especially if the knowledge of people with disability is not utilised in bioethical debates.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Primary Health Care
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Religion and Ethics
Objective Field:Bioethics
Author:Newell, CJ (Associate Professor Christopher Newell)
ID Code:18366
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:General Practice
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-06-23
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