Disability, human rights, and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health: systematic review

Elena Colombetti, Alessio Musio, Adriano Pessina, Maria Aluas, Barbara Osimani

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Abstract

This literature review focuses on the literature on disability from the ethical and human rights perspective in the light of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health in the period from January 1, 2008, to June 30, 2010. This article identifies and examines studies that deal with the subject of disability with reference to rights, ethical issues, and justice. A total of 42 articles and 33 books were selected. The subject most frequently dealt with in studies on disability is that of human rights (76% of the articles and 79% of the books examined), followed by topics relating to welfare (52% of articles and 64% of books), International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (38% of articles and 45% of books), justice (24% of articles and 48% of books), education (21% of articles and 61% of books), and work (19% of articles and 39% of books). The subject of disability is dealt with in various fields of study and various disciplines. Most of the studies are based on the legal approach. It is to be hoped that there will be an increase in the philosophical and ethical study of disability, which has only recently entered the European debate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-154
Number of pages9
JournalAMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
Volume91
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Diritti umani
  • Disabled Persons
  • Human Rights
  • ICF
  • International Classification of Diseases
  • Persone con disabilità
  • bioethics
  • bioetica
  • ethics
  • etica

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