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People with disabilities at risk of being wrongly deemed ‘incompetent’ by health system

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People with disabilities at risk of being wrongly deemed ‘incompetent’ by health system

As an individual with a disability, I live in fear that if admitted to hospital, a health-care provider may deem me incompetent based on my disability. This may seem unlikely, but my lived, academic and professional experiences have shown me that assumptions regarding the capabilities of persons with disabilities are often inaccurate and misguided.

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