Despite their obvious disadvantages in life, society does not cater for their exact needs and as such they usually exist in deplorable conditions, an example is the elderly who are in most cases confined to institutions (Meulen 2001). Once admitted to these institutions nobody does a follow up to try and determine if they are indeed getting the type of treatment that they require. It has taken the intervention to put in place measures that enable the elderly rights to be protected.
These specific independent groups form a minority in the society and this implies that their welfare is not fully represented in certain spheres of life. They have been the subject of ridicule and mistreatment. In Orchid view care center it was reported that 19 senior adults had been the victims of institutional abuse, research has also shown that this instance is not exclusive to this one day center it was rampant across various care centers.
The scope by which the society determines the term disability is also significant. This is because some people in the society have a perceived type of disability but can still function fully. It is not uncommon to see people with their limbs amputated driving around and carrying on life like any other ‘normal’ individual. Some people encourage the, but to some people, they are a source of hate and the very presence of a disabled person is enough to conjure up hate crimes in them (Meulen 2001).
Under but this category of individuals there are people who are sick and would like to be granted help so that they can end their own lives. This type of reasoning is often met with a lot of protest from some views but other quarters see it as the right thing to day. People question whether in deed a terminally ill patient has the correct mind that can enable them make such a decision. On the other hand, people argue that there is no need for a patient to