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Welfare reform on the Web (October 2006): Services for the disabled - Overseas

Perspectives on disability & rehabilitation: contesting assumptions, challenging practice

K. Whalley Hammell

London: Elsevier, 2005

The book examines three dominant theoretical models of disability, their impact on the lives of disabled people and the ways in which cultural ideas serve to justify inequality. Next it explores issues that are central to rehabilitation, such as the nature of the body, the idea of independence, the rehabilitation process, evidence-based practice and client-centred practice. Lastly, it proposes new directions for ethical rehabilitation practice that are congruent with ideals of social justice.

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