Tag: disability

Blog Posts (7)

March 1, 2017

The Gift of Finitude

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about finitude. About limits. Incompleteness. Even failure. Like the friend of a friend who is dying and has just been admitted to hospice, whose young teenaged daughter is facing the prospect of a life without her mother. Like the colleague who is grieving the loss of both a spouse and a parent within a month of each other. Like... // Read More »
May 2, 2016

How I Became a Fan of One of My Fans

A number of years ago, I wrote a book – You’re Stronger Than You Think – which explores the surprising resilience of people with chronic illness and disability. I’ve done a bunch of research on the topic, but in the … Continue reading

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November 14, 2014

Finding a Voice

In a small off-Broadway theatre in NYC, it’s opening night for a new play, The Absolutely, Positively, Forget About it, Last Night at Von Dahm’s Sports Bar, Wing Hut and Karaoke Palace. The actors run through their lines one last time before heading to wardrobe, the props are on set, the music and lighting are […]
September 19, 2014

Heart-Wrenching Words from Beethoven on Deafness

It is an awful irony that Ludwig van Beethoven, who I consider the greatest composer in the history of the world, experienced deafness from an early age, a disability that did not seem to interfere with his musical productivity one … Continue reading
January 21, 2010

Ashley X Revisited: Fost and Lantos Debate on the Bioethics Channel

This month’s issue of The American Journal of Bioethics features a Target Article by Diekema and Fost articulating their defense of the Ashley X procedures.…

January 13, 2010

Before It Even Hits The Front Page....Sobsey Comments on AJOB's First Issue of 2010

AJOB’s first issue of 2010 is already off to a roaring start, making waves and stirring up controversy before it can even be posted on the front page of bioethics.net!…

September 16, 2009

Will The Down syndrome Children Disappear?

This is the incredibly provocative question asked by a Children’s Hospital Boston researcher in a recent article published in Archives of Disease in Childhood.…

Published Articles (2)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 12 Issue 8 - Aug 2012

Physicians’ Duties and the Non-Identity Problem Tony Hope

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 1 Issue 3 - Sep 2001

Disability: An Agenda for Bioethics

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March 26, 2013 5:58 pm

Unfit for Work: The startling rise of disability in America

In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed.  Every month, 14 million people now get a disability check from the government.