Cochlear Implants and the Claims of Culture? a Response to Lane and Grodin
Davis, Dena S.
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 1997 Sep; 7(3): 253-258.
Because I reject the notion that physical characteristics constitute cultural membership, I argue that, even if the claim were persuasive that deafness is a culture rather than a disability, there is no reason to fault hearing parents who choose cochlear implants for their deaf children.
Children; Cochlear Implants; Counseling; Cultural Pluralism; Culture; Consent; Deafness; Disability; Disease; Genetic Counseling; Health; Hearing Disorders; Medical Devices; Minority Groups; Minors; Moral Policy; Normality; Parental Consent; Parents; Patient Care; Risks and Benefits; Surgery; Values;
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Ethical Issues in Cochlear Implant Surgery: An Exploration Into Disease, Disability, and the Best Interests of the Child Lane, Harlan; Grodin, Michael (1997-09)This paper examines ethical issues related to medical practices with children and adults who are members of a linguistic and cultural minority known as the DEAF-WORLD. Members of that culture characteristically have hearing ...