Disability on equal terms : understanding and valuing difference in health and social care.

John Swain, Sally French

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    Abstract

    Disability on Equal Terms presents an authoritative collection of writings that examine and challenge traditional notions of disability. Edited and written by leading experts in the field, the book offers a multidisciplinary approach to disability studies, incorporating perspectives from a wide range of health and social care services, as well as a distinct and unique emphasis on the personal testimonies of disabled people themselves. The book is divided into three discrete sections, each of which is prefaced by an editorial introduction which brings together the key themes and issues under discussion. Each section: •Examines the dominant assumptions about disability and impairment and their historical and cultural contexts within western society •Documents the challenges to such presumptions generated by disabled people themselves •Explores the implications of such challenges for professional policy and practice This ground-breaking book is essential reading for those studying disability studies, social work, nursing, and allied health and social care at all levels. It is also a thought-provoking and inspiring read for disabled people and activists, professionals, and policy makers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherSAGE
    ISBN (Print)9781412919876
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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