Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Feature Christmas 2018: Equal to the Task

Toying with inclusivity

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 12 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5193

Rapid Response:

In Praise of People with Disabilities

The world is full of disabled people who are routinely stigmatized, marginalized, and ostracized. We shun the disabled, because they frighten and depress us by reminding us of life's limitations. Let's reverse this systematic exclusion of the disabled by recognizing that they are not memento mori or bed-ridden burdens, but rather heroic figures who can teach us how to face and overcome life's inevitable challenges.

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 December 2018
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA