ERIC Number: ED276199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Reference Count: 0
Medical and Sociocultural Aspects of Disability. Section III.
Thornhill, Herbert L.; And Others
This document contains four papers, discussing medical and sociocultural aspects of disability, presented at a national conference on the nonwhite disabled. In "Some Observations on Blacks and Physical Disability," Thornhill and Torres note the higher prevalence of physical disability among blacks and cite the example of more frequent lower extremity amputation. In "Sociocultural Aspects of Disability and Rehabilitation," M. Wilson reviews initiatives in rehabilitation, examines access of ethnic minorities to rehabilitation benefits, and compares cultural differences between ethnic minority groups and the white middle class. In his paper "Socio-Economic and Cultural Problems Affecting the Delivery of Rehabilitation Services to Hispanic Blind and Visually Disabled Individuals--Some Observations," R. Garza discusses the disabled Hispanic in terms of communication barriers, cultural background, family loyalties, and acceptance of rehabilitation. In "The Emerging Role of the Disabled Hispanics," A. Suazo considers the "double jeopardy" of disabled Hispanics--the economic, social, and educational problems of the entire population in addition to those problems suffered by the disabled segment. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Walker, Sylvia, Ed. And Others. Equal to the Challenge: Perspectives, Problems, and Strategies in the Rehabilitation of the Nonwhite Disabled. Proceedings of the National Conference of the Howard University Model to Improve Rehabilitation Services to Minority Populations with Handicapping Conditions (1984); see EC 190 962.