HomeBlogUNUM/DWP/ATOS SCANDAL: TRANSCRIPT ~ Prof. Sir Mansel Aylward defends his record, makes pledge when confronted by Black Triangle and DPAC at IFDM2012
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  • JJ September 15, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Jason Blackburn wrote on Black Triangle’s FB Page:

    As someone with progressive physical disability and long standing mental health issues who is currently finishing up a psychology degree with a view to further training to work to reduce prejudice and lobby to change policy, it both sickens and angers me to see tools designed to improve health misrepresented by vested interest.

    The biopsychosocial model of health (not just of disability) in it’s simplest essence, states that in addressing health (and illness, physical and mental) all three possible factors need to be considered.

    The only three factors that exist for human being are the biological, the psychological, and the social.

    This is essentially all the BPS model says.

    It is not a failing of the BPS model that is the problem, it is a deliberate misrepresentation of the model by vested interested to suggest that our disabilities can be overcome if we only have the will to do so that is the problem.

    The social aspect is under represented, it is not about a seperate model called the social model of disability, it is simply that this aspect of the BPS model had been deliberately underplayed to suit political agendas.

    There is a key area of psychological research and sociological theory centred on the social construction of disability, which is what this article refers to when it talks about the social model, but this is both seperate and a core part of the social aspect of the BPS model.

    I freaking hate it when people take a little bit of knowledge and get it all arse about face because they don’t even realise that they are making arrogant assumptions.

    When properly applied, the biopsychosocial model of health is the best ally we all have in dealing with a system rotten to the core with medical arrogance and prejudice because it acknowledges not only the role of our own psychology (mind set, beliefs etc) but those of medical staff and policy makers etc, and on the social level it speaks of the need for social responsibility of all people, for example the need for wider society to tackle prejudice about disability and other health issues which people ignorant of the issues all too often think they know about enough to spout bilious opinion; issues like obesity, smoking, addiction, anorexia etc etc etc, all of which have major social aspects.

    Grrr, a little bit of knowledge is a very dangerous thing indeed when in the hands of power mongers like the DWP etc. End of rant.

  • jeffery davies September 15, 2012 at 11:53 am

    ops its our fault then by this prof as it wont change he go on his merry way allowing us to be starved made homeless and deneid our benefits ,unum should be shown the door back to whenst it came only the torys will get money out of us with unum second who dont pay their bill wake up mps and put it right you gutless lot jeff3

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