Friday, July 19, 2019
Disability Worldwide Essay -- Health, Diseases
INTRODUCTION When a person is growing inside of the womb, he or she automatically possess unique gifts or talents that could potentially change the way of life. Blessed with all their beautiful bodily features that operate towards perfection, love and acceptance from their families, peer groups, and communities surround them. They gain respect as individuals and can make their own decisions in life. However, that is not the case with all people. Some were born with one or no limbs, and they cannot function properly without assistance. Others with brain abnormalities, body disfigurement, and etcetera. Instead of earning respect from their community, they are targets for alienation, abuse, and social stigmatization. Disability is something they cannot rid themselves of: It is a part of them. The main goal of the disabled is for their communities to accept them as Ã¢â¬Å"unique individuals.Ã¢â¬ DEFINITION OF DISABILITY Disability is best defined as a Ã¢â¬Å"state of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the likeÃ¢â¬ (Webster Multilingual Dictionary, 2006). Not all disabilities resulted in birth; accidents or illnesses are one of the other reasons. LEVETICUS 21:17-23: BIBLICAL CONCEPT How does the bible interpret disability? In one passage referred to as Ã¢â¬ËÃ¢â¬ Leviticus,Ã¢â¬ the Lord spoke: Ã¢â¬Å"Speak to Aaron, saying: No man of your descendants in succeeding generations, who has any defect, may approach to offer the bread of his God. For any man who has a defect shall not approach: a man blind or lame, who has a marred face or broken hand, or is hunchback or a dwarf, or a man who has a defect in his eye, or eczema or scab is an eunuch. No descendant of ... ...m from the center because they felt that it was not of use to him and his mother was home from the hospital to care for him. Nick told the staff that he spends the majority of his time in the bedroom and is carried upstairs without his wheelchair. His social worker has made many attempts to see Nick, but to no avail. Although the social worker and staff show great concern over NickÃ¢â¬â¢s welfare, there was nothing they could do to assist him because he was no longer a minor and he had to be the one to make a complaint about his care or request alternative living arrangements. Despite the rules and regulations, some were meant to be broken in cases like this. It was as if the agency turned a blind eye to the situation or could not go beyond their job description. If the organizations, agencies, or families could or would not assist them, where else can they turn to?