Biosocial Model of Disability
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Biosocial model of disability is the biological identification of genetic risks or traits that would lead to the creation of new social groups based on biological disability.
Disability and aging are part of the human condition. According to the World Report on Disability (WHO 2011, p. 5), 15% of the world’s population or over one billion people are living with a form of disability, and over 200 million of these people have “difficulties in functioning.” The number of disabilities is only going to increase and will affect older people in particular, as life expectancy globally increases (UNFPA and HelpAge International 2012). Due to innovations in medical technology and ongoing improvements in living conditions and environment, people with disabilities have a...
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