Ethical Issues of Disability Studies

As an interdisciplinary field of inquiry, disability studies draws upon many areas of scholarship to inform its ethical commitments. By challenging disability prejudice and advocating with and for people with disabilities in significant social and bioethical debates, disability rights activists and scholars have been reformulating a moral and ethical discourse. Organizations that conduct disability-related research or provide human services have a code of ethics that they adhere to and ensure ethical practices and quality services and simultaneously integrating disability perspectives into broader questions of social justice.

Review the following article Ethics and Disability (see attached Ethics and Disability1.pdf)

2. Respond to the following questions:

a) Examine your own values about disability. What could be a topic of discourse for you?

b) What seems to be the main issue in disability-related services? Any suggestions? Please explain.

c) From the article about Ethics and Disability, discuss 2 of the standards recommended by the NASW. Agree, disagree, enhance, etc.?

3. From the Learning Resources: Review the following webpage link which introduces different Models of Disability that the government and society use to develop, policies and strategies for meeting the needs of persons with disabilities:

https://www.disabled-world.com/definitions/disability-models.php

a) Which model of disability carries the message of empowerment and social justice for the disability community? Please, explain.

****FORMAT REQUIREMENTS: Questions/statements must be identified with their respective numbers Ex: 1. 2, 3, etc. 2. a, b, c, etc. If there is more than one Part to the discussion activity each Part I, Part II, etc. must be identified as well.

All questions/statements must be answered directly.

APA Style.****


I have attached supplemental information that you can use to help you complete this task if you need to. (The Ethical Issues in Disability Studies Lecture Notes & Summary.pdf is lengthy but has great information to use if you need it).

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