Quality of Life for People with Disabilities: Models, Research and Practice

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Nelson Thornes, Jan 1, 1997 - Social Science - 357 pages
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Interest in quality of life has increased considerably over recent years and is now making considerable impact amongst all practitioners concerned with people with disabilities. This book looks critically at the concepts, assessment and practice as they relate to quality of life issues in many fields of disability. The issues for professional training and practice are evaluated and the benefits of involvement in creative activities are examined. Vocational, social and leisure implications for quality of life considerations are also explored in a number of chapters. Case studies and examples are used throughout the book to make this edition accessible and of real practical use to all those working with people with disabilities.
 

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Contents

Quality of life through personally meaningful activity
12
the scope of the term and its breadth
56
Assessing the quality of life of adults with profound
72
An analysis of the dimensions of quality of life
91
Assessing quality of life
116
Developmental systems and narrative approaches to working
151
An ecological perspective on the quality of life of people
201
Sexual rights and sexual wrongs in the lives of people
228
Environmental design and quality of life
251
creative activity wellbeing
270
Human spirituality in relation to quality of life
292
Quality of life and professional education
310
The concept of quality of life in 21st century disability
327
Author Index
341
Subject Index
352
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