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Stereotypes and amputees

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M. Dilts

on 19 April 2016

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Transcript of Stereotypes and amputees

Stereotype #1
Stereotype #2
No individual with an amputation could possibly enjoy life
Stereotype #3
People with amputations struggle athletically
People with amputations display incredible levels of athletic achievement. In 2012 Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee, ran the 400m, not at the Paralympics, but at the Olympics in London
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Stereotype #4
Prosthetics severely limit activities and job options
Statistics show that the main causes of amputations are vascular disease (54%) , trauma (45%), and cancer (less than 2 %).
Amputees and stereotypes
All amputees are veterans.
Surveys from the Department of Veteran Affairs indicate that 4 out of 5 military individuals with amputations report living a "full life"
2 million people with limb loss in the US
About 185,000 amputations occur per year
African Americans 4 times as likely to get an amputation as white Americans
2009: $8.3 billion in hospital costs for amputations
Reality Check:
Reality Check:
Reality Check:
Reality Check:
People with amputations have many of the same opportunities and career options as everyone else.
Miriam dilts and uzma ali
Pd 1
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