Approaches to Improving the Quality of Life: How to Enhance the Quality of Life

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 3, 2010 - Social Science - 150 pages
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After measuring the Quality of Life and identifying the deficiences in your community, what steps should you take to improve the Quality of Life? This volume reviews methods for improving the Quality of Life that are based upon improving each of the ten domains of the Quality of Life. Steps to improve health, means of reducing environmental toxins, orientation to bring about better self-concept and mental health, and so forth. In each such area, steps are set forth for eliminating undesirable and debilitating features of the domain. Social change comes about by the application of devised steps. The process has been called "telesis". It is the application of intelligent, well-tested interventions to bring about improvement. In some cases it may effect change quickly and others may require a continuing process of adjustment and change. As a handbook for community workers, the volume provides a framework for intervention that could lead to a better tomorrow.
 

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Contents

1 Survival of the Species
1
2 Social Acceptance
11
3 Mastery
21
4 Affective Autonomy
29
5 Intellectual Autonomy
42
6 Harmony
51
7 Conservatism
61
8 Hierarchy
69
9 Egalitarian Commitment
75
10 Health
87
11 Toward the Good Life in a Good Society
107
12 Interventions
117
References
131
Index
141
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