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Sonali Shah

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847427878

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847427878.001.0001

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Living with medicine

Living with medicine

Chapter:
(p.69) Four Living with medicine
Source:
Disability and social change
Author(s):

Sonali Shah

Mark Priestley

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427878.003.0004

This chapter looks at the role of medical institutions and medical authority in the lives of young people with physical impairments. It illustrates change in the influence of health professions over non-medical decisions in people's lives, and change in medical and therapeutic regimes. The chapter examines the influence of health professionals, policies, and institutions on the life expectations and life pathways of three generations.

Keywords:   medical institutions, medical authority, disabled people, therapeutic regimes, health professionals

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