UK report: ‘Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities’

One of the wounding experiences which can result from social and societal devaluation is that of deathmaking, a term coined by Dr. Wolfensberger to describe actions that hasten the death of societally devalued people (cf. Wolfensberger, SRV monograph, 2013 , pp. 35-36, 41; and The New Genocide of Handicapped and Afflicted People). A 5 April […]

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 10:59 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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2 articles added to SRVIP website

We just added a PDF of 2 articles to the SRVIP website, one by Ray Lemay entitled ‘Social Role Valorization versus drug therapies’ and a second by Wolf Wolfensberger entitled ‘Reply to Levitas, McCandleless, Elenewski and Sobel.’ Below is an abstract of the Wolfensberger article: In an article in the February 1994 issue of Mental […]

Posted on May 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Wolfensberger, deathmaking and devalued roles

From the UK, a recent blog post which mentions Dr. Wolfensberger, deathmaking and devalued roles. Apparently, the blog writer is concerned about deathmaking in relation to people in the UK with chronic fatigue syndrome. I’m not sure what to make of this connection but it is interesting that the blog writer uses Wolfensberger’s framework to […]

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 8:11 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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blog by Alex Schadenberg

Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition in Toronto, regularly blogs on topics related to the vulnerability and deathmaking of socially devalued people. Tweet

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 11:27 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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