Issues of Impairment: Descriptions and Discussions

  • Cristian Dogaru


This chapter draws on the interactional model of disability (Danermark and Gellerstedt 2004; Gustavsson 2004; Shakespeare 2014), but purposely focuses on the factors that impact on the individual, and more specifically on impairment, namely the biological, neurological and psychological levels of disability. Whilst this could arguably be considered a reductionist, medical, “individual essentialism” (Gustavsson 2004) approach; it is not my intention to endorse a strict medical model, but to simply concentrate on one of the many analytical levels of the “necessarily laminated system” (Bhaskar and Danermark 2006, p. 280) that represent the complex reality of disability.


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  • Cristian Dogaru
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  1. 1.University of SuffolkIpswichUK

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