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Growth attenuation and young people with profound disabilities : why we need to talk about Charley

By: Hamilton, Carol.
Series: Disability & Society 30 (7) 2015: 1055-1070. 2015Subject(s): Ashley X | Charley Hooper | SEVERE PROFOUND AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES | GROWTH | HORMONE THERAPY | STERILISATION | DECISION MAKING | ETHICS | VALUES | NEW ZEALAND | DISABILITY STUDIES | ASHLEY TREATMENT | GROWTH ATTENUATION THERAPYOnline resources: Click to read article online IHC Library Members Summary: Explains that in 2004 an intervention known as the Ashley Treatment was sought on behalf of Ashley X, a girl with severe developmental disabilities and the ethical, legal and social issues involved in this case remain hotly debated. Uses Judith Butler's theoretical insight to examine the interpretive frameworks through which the Ashley Treatment was carried out in New Zealand in 2009 in the case of Charley Hooper. Raises questions about ethical decison making and future physical and social requirements for profoundly disabled young people.
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Explains that in 2004 an intervention known as the Ashley Treatment was sought on behalf of Ashley X, a girl with severe developmental disabilities and the ethical, legal and social issues involved in this case remain hotly debated. Uses Judith Butler's theoretical insight to examine the interpretive frameworks through which the Ashley Treatment was carried out in New Zealand in 2009 in the case of Charley Hooper. Raises questions about ethical decison making and future physical and social requirements for profoundly disabled young people.

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