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Biomedicine, Genetics and Disability: Reflections on Nursing and a Philosophy of Holism

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Newell, CJ, Biomedicine, Genetics and Disability: Reflections on Nursing and a Philosophy of Holism, Nursing Ethics, 7, (3) pp. 227-236. ISSN 0969-7330 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1191/096973300676003830

Abstract

This article critically explores the notion of those sociopolitical spaces that are 'disability', 'holism' and 'genetics', arguing from the perspectives of someone who identifies as having a disability. Medical genetics is seen to reflect the ideology and dominant biomedical reductionist thought. In contrast with this, it is proposed that disability and health are inherently social. A nursing approach is seen to recognize the social and holistic nature of the human person and to present a critical reflection on the reductionistic applications of medical genetics.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied Ethics
Research Field:Medical Ethics
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other Health
Objective Field:Health not elsewhere classified
Author:Newell, CJ (Associate Professor Christopher Newell)
ID Code:20982
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:General Practice
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2001-06-19
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