This book focuses on the clinical treatment of disability from French researchers in the fields of psychology, anthropology, psychiatry, and philosophy. It provides English-speaking readers with an insight into the way French authors raise the relevant issues and implement innovative practices.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Virility, masculine identity, and disability -- The traumatic effects of encountering disability: the bond and psychic transmission put to the test -- Cultural interpretation of disability -- Prediction, disability, and genetics -- The psychoanalytical approach to disability -- The normality of the abnormal: disability, norms, and normality -- The enigma of disability: talking about it with children, listening to them, letting them talk to each other -- Bodies lost and bodies gained: the major periods in the history of disability -- Prenatal diagnosis and handicap -- Your child is a vegetable! Ethical requirements for all clinical practices in dealing with severe disability -- Adolescence: psychic process or a mere stage in biology?