Essays Tagged: "Cerebral palsy"

Euthanasia, mercy killing

ough he claimed to havemercifully ended the life of his daughterwho suffered from an extreme case ofcerebral palsy,he was convicted of murder inthe second digree. The courts were obligedto find him gu ... st ofsociety,which feels that they do not live upto normal. Says one woman who suffers frommoderate cerebral palsy:'What I have notbeen able to accept is the way people treatme and the feeling that I' ...

(4 pages) 215 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

"My Left Foot"by Christy Brown's, Its a breif description of the themes in my left foot.

The Themes of My Left FootCerebral Palsy"When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared ... to what?'"-Sydney HarrisOne of the themes in My Left Foot is Christy Brown's struggles with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a disease that is caused from birth. Premature babies are most at ... Brown was born into a poor Irish family of fifteen. In addition to those problems he was born with Cerebral Palsy. There was not much know about the disease at the time and doctors didn't know what t ...

(3 pages) 56 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Looks and disabilitys in businesses.

.Among well-known paralytic conditions are poliomyelitis (previously known as infantile paralysis), cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis. Bell's palsy is a common facial paralysis, generally tempora ... tal or acquired. Articulation itself may be impaired by such physical disabilities as cleft palate, cerebral palsy, or loss of hearing; it may likewise deteriorate as a result of paralysis of any part ...

(20 pages) 240 0 4.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Paper on Cerebral Palsy

bral PalsyCerebral PalsyWhat is Cerebral Palsy? According to Perlstein it is a "term used to designate any par ... nctional aberration of the motor system resulting from brain pathology."(McDonald 7). Most cases of Cerebral Palsy are diagnosed before age three, the sooner it is diagnosed the better the chance the ... ys be determined but according to Yahoo health premature infants have a higher chance of developing Cerebral Palsy because of hypoxia or low oxygen levels in the brain. It can also be caused by cerebr ...

(4 pages) 70 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Trends in the treatment of pediatric cerebral palsy.

IntroductionThe treatment of paediatric cerebral palsy is an evolving and developing area. Although most forms of treatment have been in pla ... hosen because it clearly illustrates trends in the treatment of paediatric developmental delays and cerebral palsy, from a holistic perspective using the multidisciplinary health care team approach. A ... nalysis, as the writer does not have a medical background.Early detection, diagnosis and assessment"Cerebral palsy represents a broad range of static non-progressive motor disabilities that present fr ...

(9 pages) 129 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

English 101-91 Hippotherapy: Not Just Horseplay

tal strength. Patients that can benefit from hippotherapy include people with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, psychotherapy patient, different visual impairments, and many other physical and men ... her at University of Arizona, the effects of eight minutes of hippotherapy on children with spastic cerebral palsy were studied. At first, truncal and upper leg muscle activity of the children were me ...

(5 pages) 21 0 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Gross motor skills allow a child to feel a sense of independence practical application of development for children.

s detrimental as they grow. Some signs ofgross and fine motor delays may display the possibility of cerebral palsy orautism (as examples), which is what I had experienced. With my limited amountof kno ...

(1 pages) 34 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

A Decision To Make

cide whether or not to put my son in a group home.My son is nine years old and suffers from Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and mental retardation. He was born prematurely and critically ill. Though odds were ... were very much against him, he made it. A year later, after his first MRI, we first heard the words Cerebral Palsy. By the age of two I knew he was Autistic but we could not get a diagnosis until he w ...

(5 pages) 115 6 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Feeding a client who has cerebral palsy

4).In this reflection I will be covering the care given to a male client, aged 26, who suffers from cerebral palsy and quadriplegic spacsicity epilepsy.Due to client-x's severe learning disability, he ... re will be conducted with the up most respect and dignity (NMC 2004).Due to client-x suffering from cerebral palsy, he finds it very difficult to eat and drink. Client-x suffers with spastic cerebral ...

(6 pages) 130 0 0.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Communication in Health Care

my clinical placement with ten clients who have severe learning disabilities and complex needs i.e Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome and challenging behaviour and the importance of effective communicati ...

(7 pages) 262 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

My Left Foot: The accomplishments of Christy Brown

ne 5th, 1932, Christy Brown had to dig himself out of a hole, using only his left foot. Faced with Cerebral Palsy as a baby, he was thought to be mentally challenged, and no doctor could do anything ...

(2 pages) 34 2 4.8 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

ADA - Legal Issue case analysis

n an article by Cyrus Hedayati of The Palo Alto Online News (2006), he reports a social worker with cerebral palsy was fired by the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, California. The social worker ...

(4 pages) 187 0 3.5 Feb/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases


on a girl's life from age five to age twenty-six named Elisabeth. This girl has a disability called cerebral palsy and is unable to move her legs, so she is confined to a wheelchair. The play shows th ...

(4 pages) 1659 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

My Left Foot

we can change the world. This film shows the life of Christy Brown an Irish man that suffers from Cerebral Palsy, a disability, which left him unable, to speak or control his body with the exception ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Teen Pregnancy in the U.S.A.

aturely and at low birth weight which raise the chances of blindness, deafness, mental retardation, cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Children of teen moms are most likely to repeat a grade, they ...

(2 pages) 47 1 4.5 Dec/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality


ave chemotherapy to save children suffering from lymphocytic leukemia, 7,500 newborns would develop cerebral palsy, and smallpox would still be here to kill more than the two million it has already ki ... mes from a small, skinny boy, no older than six, and he is shaking uncontrollably due to his server cerebral palsy condition. You are running out of time and can only save the life of either the kitte ...

(10 pages) 24 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Rett Syndrome was first described by Dr. Andreas Rett in

sually die early, are stillborn, or miscarried. Rett Syndrome is frequently misdiagnosed as autism, cerebral palsy, or a non-specific developmental delay. The signature symptom of Rett Syndrome is tha ...

(9 pages) 3049 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Most Notable Achievements

ecreational services year-round. Most of the participants have Down's Syndrome, although a few have Cerebral Palsy, spina bifida, multiple schlerosis and other degenerative diseases. It's an eclectic ...

(4 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Reality TV : One True Reality Exception

community step up and wrote in for them. The Bliven family?s 14 year old son, Aaron, was born with cerebral palsy. The family was very involved in the community even starting a little league called ? ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies


isease is when the body is physically unable to function. An example of a physical disease would be Cerebral Palsy. This is a disease that is thought to be the result of trauma to a child's brain befo ... birth. It can affect a child in varying degrees of physical disability. There are several types of Cerebral Palsy which affect different parts of the body; Hemiplegia affects either the left or right ...

(6 pages) 46 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community