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New York University Center for Disability Studies (CDS)

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sly Saint, May 3, 2021 at 11:24 AM.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Building a community of teaching, research, & activism about disability

    https://disabilitystudies.nyu.edu/

    Emily Lim Rogers


    https://www.emilylimrogers.com/

     
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    Our Forum has a wealth of info Ms. Rogers might find of interest.

    Hope her research goes well.
     
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    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It seriously blows my mind every time I see it that disability studies are not part of or attached to medicine and that medicine basically pays no attention to it, is clearly almost entirely on the shoulders of disabled people in social sciences. Like it's a fringe topic. Which I guess it is.

    It really says a lot, though. And then some.
     
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    I think you're quite right @rvallee. Disability studies seem to not apply. Maybe seen as boring, discouraging, or depressing. Certainly not desired as patients by some.
     
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    well the medical profession showed no real interest in pain until the late seventies. the first research pain clinic was opened in liverpool in 1980 . i think people constantly forget that medicine has always been about making money first and only centuries later when scientific methodology came into being did this profession start to improve based on the research of the times as i have said before the profession gets away with shoddy practice because there is no competition . also most patients have very little say in who they can see .
     
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    Of course, because no one cares about the "social" part of biopsychosocial.
     
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    Well, it's pretty clear by now that most of what falls under "mental health" is actually socioeconomic hardship redefined to remove the pesky fact that it points towards inequality being the culprit. Definitely taboo given how obvious the solution is, especially with those UBI trials showing massive reductions in "mental distress", which is actually income insecurity and lack of access to basic resources. Though that largely has to do with purposefully ambiguous questions.

    Also somehow the environment doesn't really count. I'm pretty sure pollution doesn't fall under biology and it's well-demonstrated that it causes millions of deaths per year and millions more cases of chronic illness, especially cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses. You know, just two of the most common causes of death, nothing especially important....

    Environmental medicine is basically considered a non-issue, hardly anyone pays attention because it has too many industrial implications, and affects too much of rich people's yacht money. Meanwhile psychosomatics is always the hot fad, receiving far more interest. That alone is so representative of where things broke off, like a timeline split where we're on the wrong side.
     
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