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On the unethicality of disablism : excluding intellectually impaired individuals from participating in research can be unethical

dc.contributor.authorCapri, Charlotteen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorCoetzee, Ockerten_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-10T09:31:14Z
dc.date.available2015-03-10T09:31:14Z
dc.date.issued2012-09
dc.identifier.citationCapri, C. & Coetzee, C. On the unethicality of disablism : excluding intellectually impaired individuals from participating in research can be unethical. African Journal of Disability. 1(1): 1-4, doi: 10.4102/ajod.v1i1.23en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2226-7220 (online)
dc.identifier.issn2223-9170 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi: 10.4102/ajod.v1i1.23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/96237
dc.descriptionCITATION: Capri, C. & Coetzee, C. On the unethicality of disablism : excluding intellectually impaired individuals from participating in research can be unethical. African Journal of Disability, 1(1): 1-4, doi: 10.4102/ajod.v1i1.23.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at: http://www.ajod.org
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: As coconstructors of studies that may affect them directly, adults living with intellectual impairment need not be excluded as coresearchers. Assuming that these adults do not have capacity to consent as participants in research due to impaired cognitive functioning presumes incapacity (Dye, Hendy, Hare, & Burton 2004). Exclusion on the basis of impairment could be seen as discriminating and a contravention of a non-derogable human right (Constitution of the Republic of South Africa [RSA], No. 108 of 1996). This could also be construed as unethical since such omissions may hinder rather than enable developments to improve health and services for intellectually impaired persons. As does any South African, intellectually impaired citizens have the right to benefit from scientific progress, and even more so if they can contribute as experts to such progress (London, Kagee, Moodley, & Swartz 2011). By virtue of their expertise on disability matters, their voice may stand in public and scientific service.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.ajod.org/index.php/ajod/article/view/23
dc.format.extent4 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishing
dc.subjectPeople with mental disabilities -- Civil rightsen_ZA
dc.subjectResearch -- Moral and ethical aspectsen_ZA
dc.subjectResearch -- Participation, People with mental disabilitiesen_ZA
dc.subjectIntellectually impaired -- Researchen_ZA
dc.titleOn the unethicality of disablism : excluding intellectually impaired individuals from participating in research can be unethicalen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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