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Understanding Disability

A Guide for Health Professionals

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.

Paperback, 256 Pages

Published: December 2007

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10139-7


  • Foreword by Frances Reynolds

    1. What is critical reflection?
    2. What is disability?
    3. How did we get here?
    4. Servicing the body
    5. Disabled people's experiences of health care
    6. The experiences of disabled health and caring professionals
    7. Controlling services
    8. What is empowerment?
    9. What is partnership?
    10. How do services meet diverse needs?
    11. How do professionals find out?
    12. Reflecting back to reflect forward



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