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E-Book - Understanding Disability

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ISBN: 9780702033124

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E-Book - Understanding Disability

E-Book - Understanding Disability

By Sally French, MCSP, DipTP, BSc, MSc(Psych), MSc(Soc), PhD and John Swain, BSc, PGCE, MSc, PhD

Copyright 2008
$58.99, Online Product, Reference




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.


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

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

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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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