As if I knew he would head into the downpour, open his umbrella, hold the tenuous shelter of it over my head, and walk at my pace, getting wet himself. As I waited for the rest of my Fil-Am classmates, my Tagalog teacher Susan Quimpo approached me, holding her own umbrella. Then—as people of the Philippines are inclined to do, when a situation seems too absurd in its wrongness to repair—she laughed. My classmates and I sounded the same: Fil-Ams managing our emotional confusion with loud inside jokes about our two months together in Manila. But they were brown and they were damp. I was pale and I was dry.
In this report I will discuss both the Social and Medical Models, define their pros and cons and give a short reflection on my own opinion of the two models in everyday use today. Both the medical and the social models of disability describe how they see disability and how they feel disabilities and those suffering should be treated. Both models have very different views on the causes of, how disabilities should be taken care of and by whom and both have their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to caring for those with disabilities. Medical Model As the name suggests The Medical Model of disability mainly looks at the many varying causes of disabilities and searches for treatments within a structured, procedural and, some would say, very clinical manner. The Medical Model finds issues though rigorous testing done by specialists and relies on a definite diagnosis of a patient who can then be treated with medical and rehab. This would help inform decision making clinically.
We all have used, known and seen umbrella in our life. It is used to protect us from rain and sun. It is usually a dome shaped piece with a long stick in the center which is called a handle. The dome part of umbrella can be of cloth, plastic paper and even skin. If somehow I get an opportunity to become an umbrella, I would love to be a multicolored one.
Oreille is a woman not to be trifled with, especially when it comes to money. In less delicate terms, she is a modern-day cheapskate. One day, one of her worst nightmares comes true—her husband demands she buy him a new umbrella, and not just any kind will do. He wants one made out of silk.