Disablement is the loss or limitation of opportunities to take part in the normal life of the community on an equal level with others due to physical and social barriers. The world, and social theory, has now passed it by, and learning needs to be taken from other social movements, and from new theoretical perspectives, particularly those of post-structuralism and post-modernism.
He has a secondary health condition of Type 2 Diabetes. Experiencing Disability Page 1 of 13 Assignment 1 Lesley Sharp In contrast, the social model of disability would see the steps as the disabling barrier for the wheelchair user.
His primary care doctor does not have an accessible examination table or wide enough aisles for his scooter and views his difficulty getting on the examination table as a functional limitation Functional Model of Disability Mark faces as the result of the disability.
Medical intervention in, and control over disability is inappropriate. The social model of disability has been developed by disabled people. References Carson, G.
This then means that disabled people become excluded from education and employment which means they are more likely to experience poverty, and this in turn further enforces any feelings of low self- esteem.
The obsession with finding medically based cures distracts society from looking at causes of exclusion and disablement and ultimately rectifying them. This is wrong; it is the way of society that causes someone to be disabled.
People with these impairments could live the lives they wanted, getting involved with others and making informed choices about what they do. The medical model gives individuals labels such as epileptic, individual with learning difficulties or mental health sufferer.
By bringing the impairment into the foreground the person gets pushed into the background and they become a collection of symptoms rather than a person.