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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

(p.69) Four Living with medicine
Disability and social change

Sonali Shah

Mark Priestley

Policy Press

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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