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Quality of Life and Disability


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Foreword. Ann and Rud Turnbull, Beach Center for Family and Disability Studies, University of Kansas. Preface. 1. Introducing quality of life. 2. Four people with disabilities: A glance at their lives. 3. Understanding the Social and Historical Roots of Disability. 4. Life gardening: Improving quality of everyday life. 5. Quality of life: A model for practice. 6. Assessment and measurement of quality of life. 7. Intervention based on quality of life. 8. Quality of life in families. 9. A quality of life case example: Dealing with grief. 10. Professional and ethical issues for quality of life. 11. Policy, management and quality-of-life-based practice. 12. Quality of life, disability and the future. About the authors. Index.

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Ivan Brown is Director of the Disability Support Unit at the Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto. Roy I. Brown is Foundation Professor at the School of Special Education and Disability Studies, Flinders University of South Australia.


'Excellent guide demonstrating to practitioners, not only what they have to do to increase the quality of life of the people they look after, but also how they should start doing it.' -wspolne tematy 'A remarkably rich mixture of experience, guidance and insight into the determination of people's quality of life, and into ways in which a wide variety of care staff, managers and policy-makers can understand and respond to disabled people's wants and needs.' - Care and Health magazine, Jan '04, Issue 52 'One of the most refreshing approaches in the contemporary literature on quality of life and disability... The authors are to be congratulated for the very user friendly way the book has been designed.' - Trevor R. Parmenter, University of Sydney 'This book reflects the authors' extensive experience and admirable insight as they bring quality of life ideas closest to those who are in the best position to apply them - the practitioners...useful, stimulating and well written.' - Robert L. Schalock, Hastings College, Nebraska 'The authors weave their text seamlessly, reminding us at every turn that quality of life varies across individuals, cultures and time...tightly-structured and practical.' - Patricia Noonan Walsh, University College, Dublin 'This excellent a valuable contribution to training literature in the field of community rehabilitation.' - Mitchell Clark, Mount Royal College, Calgary, Canada

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