ETHICAL ISSUES IN DISABILITY PRACTICE
Credit points: 15
Working with people with disabilities to support their rights and choices is an integral part of disability practice. In this subject, students will learn about ethical challenges faced by people with disabilities and by professionals in supporting the exercise of human rights. Debates in key topics to be explored will include personhood and citizenship, autonomy and self-determination, capacity to consent, the ethics of care, dignity of risk and duty of care, sexuality and reproductive rights.
SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorMary Walker
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted into HOUA
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
The faces of intellectual disability: Philosophical reflections
AuthorCarlson, A., L.
PublisherIndiana University Press
Cognitive disability and its challenge to moral philosophy.
AuthorKittay, E., F., & Carlson, A., L.
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Walker
Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h scheduled online class every three weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 10.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Risk Forum (750-word equivalent)Online forum to discuss and evaluate scenarios related to dignity of risk and nature of support provided.
Ethical Perspectives Evaluation (1 x 2,500-word equivalent)Report evaluating reasons for different ethical perspectives by different people in a given scenario involving approaches to supporting a person with cognitive disability.
Guardianship Case (2,500-word equivalent)Prepare a case for presentation at the Guardianship Board about appointing a guardian to make decisions about a given scenario involving a person with cognitive disability (e.g., sterilization, person's place of residence).
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