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Infertility: Why can’t we classify this inability as disability?

Posted by Satendra Singh on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : Disability studies & bioethics 

Here’s a paper jointly written by Abha Khetarpal (Non-institutional expert, Enabling Unit) and myself (Founder, Infinite Ability; Enabling Unit) on infertility as disability.

Khetarpal A, Singh S. Infertility: Why can’t we classify this inability as disability? Australasian Medical Journal. 2012;5(6):316-321

Disability is a complex phenomenon. It reflects an interaction between features of a persons body and features of the society in which he or she lives. International Classifica...


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Comfort Care as Denial of Personhood

Posted by Satendra Singh on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : Disability studies & bioethics 

Here's an essay just published by Bill Peace, a disability studies scholar who has been working on bioethics.  This is about his own experience while hospitalized, and he has published it in a prominent bioethics journal.   The full article is available here.

Comfort Care as Denial of Personhood
William J. Peace Hastings Center Report 42(4): 14-17.

It is 2 a.m. I am very sick. I am not sure how long I have been hospitalized. The last two or three days have been a blur, a parade of procedu...


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