On Equal Terms
Working with Disabled PeopleBy
- 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
This highly controversial and contemporary new book presents the social model of disability and the views of the growing disability movement in a thought-provoking and stimulating way. Thirteen of the eighteen chapters are written by disabled academics, practitioners and researchers. The first part of the book discusses the meaning of disability as disabled people perceive it. Topics such as prejudice, the disabled role, images of disability and the disability movement are covered. Later chapters focus on concrete issues relating to practice including gender and disability, disabled people from minority ethnic groups, the abuse of disabled people, researching disability, legislation and innovative practice. Broad guidelines for application are presented throughout allowing practitioners within each profession to apply the principles discussed in their own environment. Invaluable for therapists, nurses and students of these professions, this book will be essential reading for all those interested in learning about disability and who want to work with disabled people in a partnership of equality. It will also be of use to many other students and practitioners who work with disabled people including social workers and those involved in disability awareness/equality training.
Paperback, 280 Pages
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
- UNDERSTANDING DISABILITY, What is disability; Dimensions of disability and impairment; Images of disability; The disabled role; Prejudice; The disability movement; WORKING WITH DISABLED PEOPLE, Learning about disability: changing attitudes or challenging understanding; Disabled people and professional practice; Institutional and community living; Researching disability; Learning disability - overcoming the barriers; Families in transition; Working with disabled people from minority ethnic groups; Abuse of children and adults who are disabled; Gender and disability; Disabled health and welfare professionals; Disability and legislation; Innovative practice Colin Barnes, BA PhD; Ken Davis, Devala Dookun, MSCP SRP; Sally French, BSC MSc(Psych) MSc(Soc)
Grad Dip Phys Dip TP; Chris Jones, BA Dip COT; Paul Lawrence, BEd MPhil; Jenny Morris, PhD; Louise Silburn, BA IHSM; John Swain, BSc PG Cert Ed MSc PhD; Carole Thrilaway, BA; Jan Walmsely, BA PGCE MSc; Helen Westcott, BSc