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Medical Advancements and the Disability Community

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There is long-standing tension between the medical and disability communities.

This tension exists for good reasons, including: a history of absolutely atrocious treatment of people with disabilities by the medical field, continued discrimination in places of medical treatment and by medical professionals, and the way that all of society has adjusted to the notion perpetuated by the medical community (whether intentional or not) that disability is an individual problem that must be cured through medical treatment.

Posted by Carolyn Feb 15, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments