Nothing about us without us
Social model of disability
Medical philosophy. Medical ethics
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Abstract“Doctor knows best” is something all of us have heard; but very rarely do we meet professionals who know best because they have personally experienced the ailment. Often, they know only about the non-lived aspect of a condition. This is a drawback for professionals who work with people who have disabilities that significantly influence how they experience the world. Only by acknowledging this vacuum in knowledge can professionals play a truly supporting role. Disability studies can fill the vacuum and can make the slogan - “Nothing about us without us” - become a reality in every sphere of life for people we care for.