Subject Description



OCM Identifier


Subject Description

Incidence of serious physical disabilities (e.g., blindness, deaf-mutism, crippling infirmities and deformities); interpretation of abnormalities and disabilities; care and treatment of disabled (e.g., neglect, persecution, euthanasia, home care, charity, institutionalization); organization, operation, and financial support of special institutions for disabled; adjustments to disabilities (e.g., seeing-eye dogs, prosthetic devices, hearing aids); sterilization of disabled, etc.

The term was changed from "Handicapped" to "Disabilities" in 2000.

Social problems

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