Social Work and Disability

Author: Peter Simcock,Rhoda Castle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509508309
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
View: 764
Social Work and Disability offers a contemporary and critical exploration of social work practice with people with physical and sensory impairments, an area that has previously been marginalized within both practice and academic literature. It explores how social work practice can, and indeed does, contribute to the promotion of disabled people’s rights and the securing of positive outcomes in their lives. The book begins by exploring the ways in which disability is understood and how this informs policy and practice. Opening with a thought-provoking account of the lived experience of a disabled person using social work services, it goes on to critically analyse theory, policy and contemporary legislative change. Inequality, oppression and diversity are the focus of the second section of the book, while the remainder offers an in-depth exploration of the social work practice issues in disability settings, notably work with children, adults and safeguarding. Service-user and carer perspectives, case profiles, reflective activities and suggestions for further reading are included throughout. Social Work and Disability will be essential reading for social work students and practitioners. It will also be of interest to service users and carers, students on health and social care courses, third-sector practitioners and advocates.

Work And Disability: A Malaysia Scenario (Penerbit USM)

Author: Magdalene Ang
Publisher: Penerbit USM
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 4424
Books on disability issues in the Malaysian setting are few and far between. Written from a management perspective, this book is a treasure chest of disability literature and research findings. It presents an enlightening and useful account of the organizational experiences and work outcomes of disabled people in Malaysia. For students, academics, researchers, disabled people, employers, and provider organizations who want a closer peek into the organizational lives of disabled people in the Malaysian workplace such as their relationships with superiors, and how they can get ahead in their career, this is a must-read book. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia

Work and Disability , Contexts, Issues, and Strategies for Enhancing Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities

Business, Management
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467228494
Category: Education
Page: 33
View: 5114
Facts101 is your complete guide to Work and Disability , Contexts, Issues, and Strategies for Enhancing Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Career Development, Employment, and Disability in Rehabilitation

From Theory to Practice
Author: David R. Strauser
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826195636
Category: Psychology
Page: 481
View: 8818

Work and Disability

Contexts, Issues, and Strategies for Enhancing Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities
Author: Edna Szymanski,Randall M. Parker
Publisher: Pro Ed
ISBN: 9781416404361
Category: Social Science
Page: 492
View: 9543
work is a central aspect of human life in every culture and every society. In certain societies work may be a means by which individuals define themselves and/or maintain their quality of life. However, as a whole, work is the essential means by which we all attain our basic needs such as food and water. In our modern society, persons with disability face a society in which jobs and education are not as easily accessible or attainable. disability often complicates the delicate interrelationships between people and work. It may affect work productivity, relationships with coworkers, and relationships at home. This third edition covers the latest in legislative background and other contextual matters regarding employment of people with disabilities; vocational theories and research related to disability; counseling interventions, multicultural issues, vocational assessment, labor market information, and accommodation of people with disabilities in the workplace; job placement and job development; outreach through business consultation; and supported employment for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Women And Disability

The Experience Of Physical Disability Among Women
Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349208930
Page: 186
View: 4539

Employment and disability

back to work strategies
Author: Richard Wynne,European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789289709057
Category: Social Science
Page: 114
View: 3490

Pain and Disability

Clinical, Behavioral, and Public Policy Perspectives
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Pain, Disability, and Chronic Illness Behavior
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309037379
Category: Medical
Page: 320
View: 8407
Pain--it is the most common complaint presented to physicians. Yet pain is subjective--it cannot be measured directly and is difficult to validate. Evaluating claims based on pain poses major problems for the Social Security Administration (SSA) and other disability insurers. This volume covers the epidemiology and physiology of pain; psychosocial contributions to pain and illness behavior; promising ways of assessing and measuring chronic pain and dysfunction; clinical aspects of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation; and how the SSA's benefit structure and administrative procedures may affect pain complaints.

Handbook of Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability Evaluation

Application and Implementation of the ICF
Author: Reuben Escorpizo,Sören Brage,Debra Homa,Gerold Stucki
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319088254
Category: Medical
Page: 571
View: 3617
This book presents the state of the art in the application and implementation of the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in the areas of vocational rehabilitation as a primary topic and disability evaluation as a secondary topic. Application of the ICF and implementation strategies toward a holistic and comprehensive approach to work disability and vocational rehabilitation programs are presented along with clinical cases and exercises. The ICF as a topic in health and disability has been gaining momentum since its approval by the World Health Assembly in 2001, and great progress has been made since then. However, the integration if the ICF in the realm of vocational rehabilitation has been lacking despite the fact that work and employment are a major area in people's lives, particularly those who have work disability. This book will advance the professional practice of vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, occupational medicine, and allied health science.

Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

Author: Nick Watson,Alan Roulstone,Carol Thomas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136502165
Category: Social Science
Page: 468
View: 2149
The Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to disability and provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the main issues in the field around the world today. Adopting an international perspective and consisting entirely of newly commissioned chapters arranged thematically, it surveys the state of the discipline, examining emerging and cutting edge areas as well as core areas of contention. Divided in five sections, this comprehensive handbook covers: different models and approaches to disability how key impairment groups have engaged with disability studies and the writings within the discipline policy and legislation responses to disability studies and to disability activism disability studies and its interaction with other disciplines, such as history, philosophy and science and technology studies disability studies and different life experiences, examining how disability and disability studies intersects with ethnicity, sexuality, gender, childhood and ageing. Containing chapters from an international selection of leading scholars, this authoritative handbook is an invaluable reference for all academics, researchers and more advanced students in disability studies and associated disciplines such as sociology, health studies and social work.

Psychology of Disability

Second Edition
Author: Carolyn L. Vash, PhD,Nancy M. Crewe, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826197597
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 4763
The realities surrounding the psychological experience of disability, plus the intervention techniques used to resolve some of the problems, have changed dramatically since the publication of the first edition of this classic text. This revised edition describes changes that have come out of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as technological advances, new legislation, and evolving health care systems. It addresses the growing interest in racial and ethnic diversity, and includes an exploration of spirituality and disability, as well as a look at new partnerships, such as within the community, that have developed.

Medical Aspects of Disability

A Handbook for the Rehabilitation Professional
Author: Myron G. Eisenberg,Robert L. Glueckauf,Herbert H. Zaretsky
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826179715
Category: Medical
Page: 718
View: 5265
The second edition of the text provides the widest view of current medical and psychosocial issues affecting persons with disabilities. Initial chapters on key topics are followed by explorations of specific aspects of functioning, treatments - including alternative therapies - prognosis, and psychological and vocational implications. There is new material on interventions for special conditions arising from traumatic brain injury, vascular disorders and AIDS. New chapters on rehabilitation nursing, telehealth, and computers as assistive technology ensure currency for introductory courses on medical disability.

Psychosocial Aspects of Disability

Insider Perspectives and Strategies for Counselors
Author: Noreen M. Glover-Graf, RhD, CRC,Michael J. Millington, PhD, CRC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082610603X
Category: Psychology
Page: 528
View: 3438
"What a marvelous and amazing textbook. Drs. Marini, Glover-Graf and Millington have done a remarkable job in the design of this highly unique book, that comprehensively and very thoughtfully addresses the psychosocial aspects of the disability experience. These highly respected scholars have produced a major work that will be a central text in rehabilitation education for years to come." From the Foreword by Michael J. Leahy, Ph.D., LPC, CRC Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Michigan State University "This is an excellent book, but the best parts are the stories of the disabled, which give readers insights into their struggles and triumphs." Score: 94, 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews What are the differences between individuals with disabilities who flourish as opposed to those who never really adjust after a trauma? How are those born with a disability different from individuals who acquire one later in life? This is the first textbook about the psychosocial aspects of disability to provide students and practitioners of rehabilitation counseling with vivid insight into the experience of living with a disability. It features the first-person narratives of 16 people living with a variety of disabling conditions, which are integrated with sociological and societal perspectives toward disability, and strategies for counseling persons with disabilities. Using a minority model perspective to address disability, the book focuses on historical perspectives, cultural variants regarding disability, myths and misconceptions, the attitudes of special interest and occupational groups, the psychology of disability with a focus on positive psychology, and adjustments to disability by the individual and family. A wealth of counseling guidelines and useful strategies are geared specifically to individual disabilities. Key Features: Contains narratives of people living with blindness, hearing impairments, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, polio, mental illness, and other disabilities Provides counseling guidelines and strategies specifically geared toward specific disabilities, including "dos and don'ts" Includes psychological and sociological research relating to individual disabilities Discusses ongoing treatment issues and ethical dilemmas for rehabilitation counselors Presents thought-provoking discussion questions in each chapter Authored by prominent professor and researcher who became disabled as a young adult

The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability, 6th Edition

Author: Mark A. Stebnicki, PhD, LCP, DCMHS, CRC, CCM,Irmo Marini, PhD, DSc, CRC, CLCP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826106560
Category: Psychology
Page: 568
View: 1591
"This edition...adds an important international perspective on illness and disability. The personal narratives help bring the real world of people who are suffering to the forefront of the scientific discourse."--Doody's Medical Reviews Now in its sixth edition, this best-selling textbook continues to be the most comprehensive and diverse text available on the psychosocial aspects of disability. It examines current thought and treatment approaches to working with individuals with disabilities through the contributions of expert thinkers and practitioners in the disability field. Abundant and insightful narratives by disabled individuals offer a bridge between theory and practice for students in rehabilitation psychology and counseling courses. In addition to completely updated and reorganized material, this edition contains insightful new section introductions, empirically based research articles, and the contributions of international researchers presenting a more global and richer perspective on the psychosocial aspects of disability and illness. It also contains an increased focus on the negative impact of societal attitudes and treatment of disabled individuals on their psychological adjustment to disability. The addition of objectives at the beginning of each chapter and review questions and personal perspectives at the end of each chapter further facilitate in-depth learning. Key Features: Presents the most comprehensive and diverse coverage of psychosocial aspects of disability topics of any textbook available Examines contemporary thinking and treatment approaches in working with individuals with disabilities Provides a bridge between theory and practice through the narratives of individuals with disabilities Establishes a historical understanding of societal attitudes toward disability and treatment past and present of persons with disabilities Analyzes barriers to enabling persons with disabilities and improving social consciousness and quality of life for this population Facilitates course planning through inclusion of objectives and review questions/personal perspectives in each chapter

Human Rights and Disability

The Current Use and Future Potential of United Nations Human Rights Instruments in the Context of Disability
Author: Gerard Quinn,United Nations,Theresia Degener,Anna Bruce
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211541465
Category: Political Science
Page: 184
View: 8164
Over 600 million people, or approximately 10 per cent of the world's population, have some kind of disability, and over two thirds live in developing countries. The human rights perspective on disability involves a move away from an approach motivated by charity towards viewing the disabled as holders of rights without discrimination. As such, it places the debate in its wider social context of how difference in treated in our society. This study has three main aims: to discuss the relevance of six UN treaties in the specific field of disability; to review how member states have responded to the obligations established under these treaties; and to consider options for the future to strengthen the system of human rights for people with disabilities.

Disabled People, Work and Welfare

Is Employment Really the Answer?
Author: Grover, Chris,Piggott, Linda
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447318331
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 7851
Led by the disability movement’s concern with the employment choices faced by disabled people, this controversial book uses sociological and philosophical approaches, as well as international examples, to critically engage with possible alternatives to paid work for disabled people.

Chartbook on work disability in the United States

Author: Lewis E. Kraus,Susan Stoddard,Comsis Corporation,National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (U.S.)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 60
View: 9918

Economic Implications of Chronic Illness and Disability in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Author: Cem Mete
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821373382
Category: Medical
Page: 136
View: 2344
A significant portion of the population in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region are either in poor health or disabled. This research shows that the linkages between disability and economic and social outcomes of interest tend to be stronger in transition countries when compared with industrialized countries. Reasons for this trend include the prevalence of a large informal sector in many developing countries, relatively weak targeting performance of social assistance programs (especially in poor transition countries), and unavailability of broad based insurance mechanisms to protect individuals against loss of income due to unexpected illness.

Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability

Interventions, Challenges, and Opportunities
Author: Paul W. Power, CRC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826155825
Category: Medical
Page: 308
View: 1495
To help families manage an intense medical-related event, Power and Dell Orto propose that a family-oriented life and living perspective should be combined with a family intervention philosophy. Stressing acknowledgment of the adverse effects of the illness and an affirmation approach to family struggle and opportunities, the authors explore issues relevant to treatment, family adaptation, quality of life, and family survival. A unique feature of the text includes the organization of the chapters around thought-provoking personal statements followed by questions/experiential tasks designed to stimulate thought and discussion. This book is must reading for health and allied health professionals including physicians, nurses, rehabilitation counselors, social workers, psychologists, and family advocates and will serve as a useful textbook for professionals-in-training.