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Person-centered thinking places people and their capabilities,
interests, and gifts before their diagnoses or treatments. For example, a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy would not be called “the child in the wheelchair” but instead would be recognized by the same traits that any other child might be: “Tommy likes trains and always remembers everyone’s birthday.” Could this practice of person-centered thinking be beneficial to other areas of diversity as well? Why?
The idea of “person-centered thinking” is a very useful managing tool in other areas of diversity for every individual. We found out in earlier chapters that categorizing people into certain groups can cause damages. We have also learned last week the challenges and unfair treatment being faced by gay,
and bisexual and transgendered people. religion. If we're going to work on and start practicing person-centered thinking by not judging people based on their race. I am not confident to say that it can also be applied to issues in gender like we normally witness with men and women. We should take into consideration first the capabilities of one person. According to Macionis (2012). 1998:30–31). sexually impotent. As per Macionis (2012). interests and gifts. Week 8 DQ 2 • Ageism refers to prejudice and prejudicial treatment against people older than a certain age (usually in the mid-50s). 89% of elder people who are 65 years old and up are living in good shape and self-sufficient lives and only 6% got . I suppose that stereotyping is the most common expression of ageism.lesbian. color and capabilities would lead us in solving serious problems like what we were taught of in Multiculturism. poor. What do you think is the most common expression of ageism? Based on the text that I read. The stereotypes are rather baseless for according to studies. or miserable” (Palmore. senile. ugly. issues and conflicts based on skin color and culture are also present aside from class. isolated. The society is giving so much relevance to color and cultural background when classifying people on where they will stand in a hierarchy. person-centered thinking will be very useful in other areas of diversity. Though. elderly people may be unfairly judged as “sick. useless.
I have learned about people with disabilities joining marathons and winning over hundreds of other people who are limited by their disabilities though the playing field is not that smooth for them. As per Macionis. In addition to that. It is interesting to know more about the sections on different age groups with regards to discrimination. according to Center for Health Statistics. Do you think this is something that should be encouraged? Why or why not? I strongly agree that inclusion should be supported in the society for people with incapacities and disabilities. Week 8 DQ 3 • Inclusion is a term used in the disability community that promotes the participation and acceptance of people with disabilities in communities and events without restrictions or limitations. Anyone should be able to join an event without questioning their . pp. it is the younger people who are wealthier and powerful in modern industrial societies. however.problems on their health and are put into specialized institution. It is also observed that seniors are working as efficient and effective as the younger workers and they are more honest and loyal to their employers. seniors are wealthier and more powerful than younger people in preindustrial societies.122. I am nearly 40 years old and kind of witnessing and experiencing discrimination in my own work place.125. most elderly men and women are able to have a pleasing sexual relationship. 2007p. 2012.
who dreamed of playing in the same category as with other track stars. the track and field's governing body is hesitant to let him play. According to them. I suppose that it would be better to have them play pin separate events like Special Olympics and para Olympics or for those who are not fully capable physically speaking. Competing in the Olympics and be the first amputee runner was his goal.html? pagewanted=all. However. On the other hand. does disability only exist in spaces where a person is not able to function or move around like a typically functioning person? People will probably come up with different opinion in this question. I read about the story of Pistorius.nytimes.com/2007/05/15/sports/othersports/15runner. does he or she still have a disability? In other words.capabilities and with no restrictions or limitations. the technology of his prosthetics may provide him an edge over his competitors in the Olympics using their biological legs. Week 8 DQ 4 • If a person in a wheelchair is in a building that has high accessibility. go to https://www. To learn more about the story and how our handicaps made it and feel better with themselves and their capabilities. Disability is still present this time but I must say that they are just free to . a double amputee.
This would also boost their self esteem and recover their old self by being independent and not needing any immediate help from anyone.watch out for their own needs and move around with no help. having to sit at the same chair can also mean something to them and allowing them to move freely is just a way of letting them feel that those wheelchairs are nothing but just chairs and what matters most is their strength and confidence. Facilities with easy accessibilities would encourage the people in wheelchair to perform a task on their own. Accessibility features in places should be present for people who couldn't do without them. Moreover. They can freely move wherever and whenever they feel like it and be as independent as a normal person is. Week 8 DQ 5 • Do you feel the changes brought about by ADA were adequate? Why or why not? The changes that the ADA has made are adequate. If all facilities were built with this kind of features. people in wheelchair will likely be more dependent on others' assistance. People in disabilities are like normal people who are wishing for . assistance would not be needed by people with disabilities and they can definitely handle their own personal care. they have the tendency to perform well and be notable in places with these features. However. I suppose. If the facilities don't have this kind of accessibility features.
know that ADA is willing to help. ADA is a big help on making optimistic transformation to people with disabilities. It just so happen that when we reach the old age. They would only want the comfort of their . I have watched and read testimony of people with disabilities. we tend to be losing interest to certain activities due to physical in capabilities. the elderly tend to be less and less visible in mainstream activities. in organizations. Week 8 DQ 6 • In U. One theory assigns this to ageism. Do you think that is the best explanation for this phenomenon? If yes. If you want to watch a video of a guy who faced challenges on accessibility. and in the workplace. The challenges and obstacles of accessibility need to be overcome in order to do that. go to this website which is http://www.progress in their lives. There are health problems may occur to some old people that don't let them do what they wanted to do and feel uncomfortable on certain tasks. There are a lot of people.org/en/advocacy/testimony/451testimony-adrian-villalobos-intern-national-disability-rights-network-for-thehouse-judiciary-committee-hearing.html. If you have disability. especially the normal ones who are taking life for granted and thinking that there's nothing good in living. what do you think is the best alternative explanation? Ageism has nothing to do with this phenomenon. society.napas. why do you think so? If not.S.
S. Also. it's either we leave the elderly to nursing homes or special institutions to look for their . especially in rural and farming communities stayed together and took care of each other in the past. But what about when they reach the age when they can no longer work for their food and shelter and afford their personal care? I believe that this is the time that people around them are truly tested on how they would treat them. families. According to Schaefer. The issue here might be pointed to a weak family structure. Nowadays. Maturity has something to do with this reality. society treats the elderly? I strongly believe that elderly people are still respected and being taken care of by the society though at times there are harsh remarks and misjudgments given to them such as being bad tempered and too dependent. Some also goes on soul searching and looking for their real purposes in life. 2012. they won't be always present in workplaces because they are busier in knowing what they really want in life than what is going to happen in their jobs. Week 8 DQ 7 • How do you feel about the way U.home and be with their family.
. It is the family who should do the job of taking care of their elder member.needs. This is really unfair to elderly and they are left with no choice at all.
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