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Health in Crisis Class 22

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SOSC 2150

Christy Leung Health in Crisis Class 22 Mar. 28/11 Disabling Environments Defining disability - International classification of functioning, disability and health (WHO): - Impairment in bodily structure or function involving an anomaly, defect, loss or other significant deviation from certain generally accepted population standards - Mental and physical functioning - Disability could be mental disabilities – psychiatric and learning disabilities - Some disabilities are not visible although they do have disabilities - Chronic disabilities – not visible to people but people can have their lives strained because of those disabilities - Mobility problems – in a wheel chair - People with disabilities may have trouble working - Usually arthritis (80%) for women - Environmental illness strikes women more than men - Rates of diabetes and sight problems are much higher than average Canadian population - Affects socio-economic materials - Some children are born with a disability - Acquired disability are usually later in life – accidents, environmental affects, etc Medical model of disability vs. Social model of disability Medical Model - Impairment produce disability - Supernatural and religious doctors tend to see disability as negative - People with disabilities were incorporated into society (i.e. hunchback of Notre Dame – rings the bells) th - Setting up schools for the blind through brail – by early 20 C. Disability started seeing as a medical phenomenon - Seeing as a product of an impairment – unable to function in society - Medical interventions were advocated by doctors to introduce therapeutic measures - 1980’s institutions for disabilities, psychiatric disabilities – asylum, learning disabilities – cognitive functioning; institutionalize people with disabilities - Constru
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