Bodily Identity Integrity Disorder

TitleBodily Identity Integrity Disorder
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBoxall, SF, Funke, MB, Myers, GA, Watson, J
Date Published2016
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractBodily Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID) is a rare condition where there is a conflict between a person’s actual, physical body and their idea of how their body should be—usually, an able-bodied person who believes that they should be disabled. The most common manifestation of the disorder is a desire to have a specific body part amputated. What should medical doctors do when faced with patients suffering from BIID who want a healthy limb amputated?
NotesCase from the 2016 Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2016