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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 2009): Services for the disabled - overseas

Disability: the social, political and ethical debate

R. Baird, S. Rosenbaum and S. Toombs (editors)

Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus, 2009

The book provides an introduction to the wealth of social, political, and ethical debates that surround the disabled. Beginning with an exploration of the perspective of persons with disabilities, the essays demonstrate the extent to which the disability experience is affected by social and cultural values, attitudes, and policies. In addition to these first-person reflections, there are essays relating to such issues as: the disability rights movement; disability studies; social policy relating to disability; physician-assisted suicide; genetic testing; selective abortion; the moral status of handicapped new-borns; and living and dying with dignity.

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