QUALITY OF LIFE AND DISABILITY

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Quality of life - physical, psychological and environmental well-being - is a crucial consideration for professionals working with people with a disability. The authors of this practical book apply ideas about quality of life to the field of disability to assist front-line professionals, managers and policy-makers in effective service provision.

They examine the historical context of the concept of quality of life and discuss the application of quality of life in the daily lives...

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Overview

Quality of life - physical, psychological and environmental well-being - is a crucial consideration for professionals working with people with a disability. The authors of this practical book apply ideas about quality of life to the field of disability to assist front-line professionals, managers and policy-makers in effective service provision.

They examine the historical context of the concept of quality of life and discuss the application of quality of life in the daily lives of people who have disabilities. Using recent studies to show how the development of quality of life approaches have led to changes in rehabilitation, and how an understanding of the issue can inform practice in assessment, intervention, management and policy, this is an indispensable book for all practitioners and managers working with people with disabilities.

About the Author:
Ivan Brown is Manager of the Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

About the Author:
Roy I. Brown is Emeritus Professor at Flinders University, Australia and University of Calgary, Canada, as well as Adjunct Professor, School of Child & Youth Care, University of Victoria and Psychology Department, Simon Fraser University, Canada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843100058
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures 8
List of Tables 8
Foreword 9
Preface 11
1 Introducing Quality of Life 17
2 Four People with Disabilities: A Glance at their Lives 35
3 Understanding the Social and Historical Roots of Disability 56
4 Life Gardening: Improving Quality of Everyday Life 78
5 Quality of Life: A Model for Practice 98
6 Assessment and Measurement of Quality of Life 122
7 Intervention Based on Quality of Life 147
8 Quality of Life in Families 173
9 A Quality of Life Case Example: Dealing with Grief 197
10 Professional and Ethical Issues for Quality of Life 207
11 Policy, Management and Quality-of-Life-Based Practice 237
12 Quality of Life, Disability and the Future 249
About the Authors 261
Subject Index 264
Author Index 270
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