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Biomedicine, Genetics and Disability: Reflections on Nursing and a Philosophy of Holism
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-16, 12:41 authored by Newell, CJ
This article critically explores the notion of those sociopolitical spaces that are 'disability', 'holism' and 'genetics', arguing from the perspectives of someone who identifies as having a disability. Medical genetics is seen to reflect the ideology and dominant biomedical reductionist thought. In contrast with this, it is proposed that disability and health are inherently social. A nursing approach is seen to recognize the social and holistic nature of the human person and to present a critical reflection on the reductionistic applications of medical genetics.
Publication titleNursing Ethics
Department/SchoolTasmanian School of Medicine
Place of publicationLondon