is used to describe the grounds upon which individual people are disabled. Examples of impairments include a learning difficulty, physical or sensory conditions, emotional/mental distress. See Social Model of Disability.
The loss, loss of use or derangement of any body part, system, or function. Impairments are defined as conditions that interfere with an individual's "activities of daily living", or the inability to perform certain physical tasks, which may or may not be associated with work activities. An impairment is an anatomic deficit.
A long-term attribute of a person which affects the functioning of that individualâ€™s mind or body, or affects the appearance in such a way that is not acceptable to society. This may or may not be the result of disease or injury.
The loss, loss of use or derangement of any body part, system, or function. Permanent impairment is impairment that has become static or well-stabilized with or without treatment and is not likely to remit despite treatment.
An anatomical, physiological, mental or psychological loss or abnormality. Reduced capacity for functioning. This term may be used in describing the reduction in functions of a single muscle, or organ that results in reduced capacity for social and family relations, independent living or enjoyment of life as the result of some event or illness, including pain.
A medical term which is sometimes confused with disability. Impairment is what is anatomically or physically wrong with an individual and is a means where the medical care provider assigns a numerical rating for whatever type of bodily function has been lost.
A cognitive function, such as memory, is said to be impaired if the individual performs less well than would be expected in the light of estimated PREMORBID ABILITY (qv). Cognitive impairments may be subtle (a loss of sharpness) through to severe (a major handicap).
A physical impairment is a physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the body systems. A mental impairment is any mental or psychological disorder.
When a person's faculties are diminished so that his or her ability to see, hear, walk, talk and judge distances is below the normal level as set by the state. Typically, impairment is caused by drug or alcohol use, but can also be caused by mental illness. Even if a person's alcohol level is lower than the legal intoxication level, he can still be convicted if the state can show his abilities were impaired.
Is the anatomical or physiological damage caused by disease (for example, reduction in cardiac output caused by ischaemic heart disease, restriction in joint movement caused by osteoarthritis). (See Impairment, Disability and Handicap).
Loss and/or abnormality of cognitive, emotional, physiological, or anatomical structure or function; including all losses or abnormalities, not just those attributable to the initial pathophysiology. [Click Here To Return To List
For insurance underwriting purposes, any aspect of a proposed insured's present health, medical history, health habits, family history, occupation, or other activities that could increase that person's expected mortality risk. TO TOP
Health conditions, ageing, and traumatic events can all result in impaired capability. Whether this gives rise to disability is determined by social and environmental factors, and importantly the design of environments, products, systems and services.
Impairment or asset impairment occurs when, due to changed circumstances, the previously allowed recovery of costs of a regulatory asset through rates is eliminated or removed by action of a regulatory body.
If the usefulness of an asset or a group of identical assets is impaired, for example by damage or technical obsolescence or other economic factors, the recoverable amount may be less than the carrying amount of the asset. In such circumstances a write-down of the asset is necessary.
This is when the `trading opportunites' of a nation are impaired by something that another nation or set of nations does, particularly when it doesn't violate any GATT article. A common example is when trade diversion resulting from a new RTA causes a country's exports to be displaced from the market of an RTA member by exports from another RTA member.
The partial or total loss of a benefit that was negotiated between WTO contracting parties, due to an action, policy, or lack of action by one of the parties. Impairment of WTO rights and obligations is subject to formal action under WTO dispute settlement procedures. Also called nullification.
when a plan of reorganization alters the contractual rights of a class of holders of claims, that class is deemed to be impaired. A class that is unimpaired is deemed to automatically accept a plan of reorganization.