Human Rights and Disability

Human Rights and Disability

Written by: John-Stewart Gordon

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  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publish Date: 2017-07-14
  • ISBN-10: 9781317119890
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The formerly established medically-based idea of disability, with its charity-based approach to treatment and services, is being replaced by a human rights-based approach in which people with impairments are no longer considered medical problems, totally dependent on the beneficence of non-impaired people in society, but have fundamental rights to support, inclusion, and participation. This interdisciplinary book examines the diverse concerns that people with impairments face in the context of human rights, provides insights into new developments on important issues relating human rights to disability, and features new approaches and solutions to vital problems in the current debate.

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