Elective Impairment Minus Elective Disability: The Social Model of Disability and Body Integrity Identity Disorder

@article{Gibson2019ElectiveIM,
  title={Elective Impairment Minus Elective Disability: The Social Model of Disability and Body Integrity Identity Disorder},
  author={R. Gibson},
  journal={Journal of Bioethical Inquiry},
  year={2019},
  volume={17},
  pages={145 - 155}
}
  • R. Gibson
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Individuals with body integrity identity disorder (BIID) seek to address a non-delusional incongruity between their body image and their physical embodiment, sometimes via the surgical amputation of healthy body parts. Opponents to the provision of therapeutic healthy-limb amputation in cases of BIID make appeals to the envisioned harms that such an intervention would cause, harms such as the creation of a lifelong physical disability where none existed before. However, this concept of harm is… Expand
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