Cosmetic surgery for people with learning disabilities: considerations for adult protection practice
The Journal of Adult Protection
Article publication date: 1 May 2002
This paper explores the ethical issues surrounding the use of cosmetic surgery for and by people with learning disabilities. Although such interventions are less common in Britain than in the US, there is a growing interest in the use of cosmetic surgery to correct perceived defects in appearance and speech impairment. However, the assumed potential of cosmetic surgery brings adult protection concerns into stark relief.
Cambridge, P. (2002), "Cosmetic surgery for people with learning disabilities: considerations for adult protection practice", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 9-20. https://doi.org/10.1108/14668203200200011
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