Our Lives and Ideologies

  title={Our Lives and Ideologies},
  author={R. Amundson and Gayle Taira},
  journal={Journal of Disability Policy Studies},
  pages={53 - 57}
The opposition to a public policy of physician-assisted suicide from within the disability-rights community seems to be surprising to academics who are supporters of other civil rights movements. Physician-assisted suicide is seen by them as a part of a progressive political agenda, akin to abortion rights and the civil rights of minorities. Many disability-rights advocates see physician-assisted suicide as quite the opposite—an example of discrimination against people with disabilities and a… Expand
Rejecting rights: The disability critique of physician assisted suicide
This chapter examines disability rights movement's rejection of a right to physician-assisted suicide (PAS). Supporters of PAS frame the right to enlist a physician's help in determining the natureExpand
The Right to Die Debate: The Demonization of Dr. Kevorkian and the Creation of a Moral Panic Surrounding Physician-Assisted Suicide in the United States
The Right to Die Debate is a recent but highly controversial moral matter. In particular, physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is an issue that has been evaded by the medical community for years. As ofExpand
Unit-1 Discourses Of Ableism And Disablism
In this block on ‘Abled Bodies and Disability’, we begin our discussion with the understanding of the notions of ableism and disablism. These two concepts are ideological positions that provide aExpand
Is suicide an option?: The impact of disability on suicide acceptability in the context of depression, suicidality, and demographic factors.
The greater social acceptability of suicidality in people with disabilities may be taken by individuals with disabilities who are suicidal as implicit permission to end their lives. Expand
Disabled People’s Vulnerability in the European Single Market: The Case of Consumer Information
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) recognizes access to consumer goods and services in the mainstream private market as essential for full participationExpand
Exploring the impact of a developing sexuality on adolescents with autism
This research project sought to understand as far as possible what meanings the period of development termed as ‘adolescence’ meant for a small group of young men on the autism spectrum, asExpand


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Assisted-suicide numbers continue to rise in Oregon
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Final exit