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Understanding Disability By Sally French (Senior Lecturer, School of Management and Social Sciences, King Alfred's College of Higher Education, Winchester, UK)

Summary

Examines disability, as it relates to healthcare policy and practice. This book is suitable for physiotherapists and occupational therapists, both students and practitioners, as well as various healthcare workers, including nurses, doctors and speech and language therapists.

Understanding Disability Summary

Understanding Disability: A Guide for Health Professionals by Sally French (Senior Lecturer, School of Management and Social Sciences, King Alfred's College of Higher Education, Winchester, UK)

This book examines disability, in an accessible and interactive style, as it relates to healthcare policy and practice. It is aimed at physiotherapists and occupational therapists, both sutdents and practitioners, but will also be useful to all healthcare workers, including nurses, doctors and speech and language therapists. Based on the social rather than the medical model of disabilityViews disability in terms of environmental, structural and attitudinal barriers which deny disabled people full participation in societyEngages health professionals in critical reflection on the provision of services to disabled peopleCase studies and activities throughout facilitate understanding of issues presented

Understanding Disability Reviews

"I recommend it to all occupational therapists" Rose Gollop,British Journal of Occupational Therapy September 2008 71(9)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Frances Reynolds1. What is critical reflection? 2. What is disability? 3. How did we get here? 4. Servicing the body 5. Disabled people's experiences of health care 6. The experiences of disabled health and caring professionals 7. Controlling services 8. What is empowerment? 9. What is partnership? 10. How do services meet diverse needs? 11. How do professionals find out? 12. Reflecting back to reflect forwardReferences Index

Additional information

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Understanding Disability: A Guide for Health Professionals by Sally French (Senior Lecturer, School of Management and Social Sciences, King Alfred's College of Higher Education, Winchester, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Elsevier Health Sciences
2007-12-27
256
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