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Understanding Disability

A Guide for Health Professionals

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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.

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Key Features

    • Based on the social rather than the medical model of disability
    • Views disability in terms of environmental, structural and attitudinal barriers which deny disabled people full participation in society
    • Engages health professionals in critical reflection on the provision of services to disabled people
    • Case studies and activities throughout facilitate understanding of issues presented

Published Reviews

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

Author Information

    By Sally French, MCSP, DipTP, BSc, MSc(Psych), MSc(Soc), PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Management and Social Sciences, King Alfred's College of Higher Education, Winchester, UK; and John Swain, BSc, PGCE, MSc, PhD, Principal Lecturer (Research) and Reader in Disability Studies, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Education, University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

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  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 256 Pages
  • Trim Size: 9 1/5 X 6 1/8 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10139-7
  • Copyright: 2008