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Disability and Care Work: State, Society and Invisible Lives explores the lived reality of children with disabilities and those involved in parenting and caring for them. It discusses the extent to which the needs of the disabled and their caregivers have been met by health and welfare initiatives, and finds substantial gaps. The book describes vividly how the families of children with disability negotiate the uncertain journey of identifying their child's disability, obtaining a diagnosis, accessing appropriate services and their ongoing efforts to reconcile with and recognise their child's unique situation and mode of being. It critically examines the gendered dimensions involved in caregiving, the role of the state and civil society, and the legal and institutional frameworks in place. The book calls for inclusion ...

Conclusion: The Moral and Political Economy of Disability and Suffering
Conclusion: The moral and political economy of disability and suffering
Ethical Issues and Dilemmas—Abortion, New Reproductive Technologies and Euthanasia

In the course of my research work, ethical issues and dilemmas faced by my interviewees and for us as a society kept crossing my path, whether it was during the interviews, discussions with people, or in the form of sensational news reports. These ethical issues and dilemmas arose particularly in the context of new reproductive technologies, abortion and euthanasia.

Historically, induced abortions have been a source of debate and controversy. In these debates, views are divided amongst those who are pro-choice (in favour of legal abortion) and those who are pro-life (against legal abortion). The spillover of this ...

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