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Information: a key to empowerment; a strategy for information for disabled people on the Isle of Wight; report of a six week study tour ... for the Community Health Services Isle of Wight District Health Authority

Author:
DAWSON Ruth
Publisher:
Isle of Wight District Health Authority. Community Health Services
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
39p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Newport

Report focusing on the role that information plays in improving the quality of life of disabled people, with the aim of producing a workable strategy for information provision.

Journal article

Take your seats

Author:
LAWTON Smith
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, June 2003, pp.8-9.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

Looks at the election of the UK's first ever disabled people's parliament, an initiative led by the British Council of Disabled People. The aim is for the parliament to be a collective national voice feeding into national issues.

Journal article

Disability through the lens of culture

Author:
TOWER Kristine D.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 2(2/3), 2003, pp.5-22.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Effective social work requires cultural sensitivity and competency. Until recently, there was little discussion of culture outside of the contexts of race or ethnicity. This American article is an exploration of the key components of culture with application to the community of people with disabilities. The language, history, stigmatization, economic concerns, common behaviors, and practices of people with disabilities are highlighted. A literature review of sensitivity and competency in crosscultural practice is provided. The article furnishes insights into the lived experience of disability. Suggestions to help practitioners reduce the risks of harm and improve service to this population are presented. Content on disability culture is proposed for social work educators to infuse into core curriculum or add to diversity electives.

Journal article

The use and abuse of models of disability

Authors:
LLEWELLYN A., HOGAN K.
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 15(1), January 2000, pp.157-165.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Throughout history, theorists have made use of the technology of the day to provide explanatory models of the behaviour they observe in order to provide an improved understanding of human behaviour. This article shows that models do have their place within disability research and discusses the implications of using the medical and social models of disability, together with two models from development psychology, namely the transactional model and systems theory, will be discussed. Argues that the usage of these models can aid understanding of disability in both research and clinical settings.

Journal article

Writing disability history: problems perspectives and sources

Author:
BREDBERG Elizabeth
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 14(2), March 1999, pp.189-201.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This paper presents a critique of the uses of history that currently predominate within disability studies and also offers suggestions for ways in which disability history may be made more relevant to the emancipatory role of the discipline, more rigorous and more complete.

Journal article

Enabling civil rights

Author:
HIRST Judy
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.6.98, 1998, pp.8-9.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Despite fears about delays to disability legislation on grounds of cost, the civil rights agenda looks as if it is back on course. This article explores what will be needed to give the new laws some teeth - and the implications for social services departments.

Journal article

Power to people with disabilities: empowerment issues in employment programming

Authors:
NEATH Jeanne, SCHRINER Kay
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 13(2), April 1998, pp.217-228.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Argues that the view of employment which focuses exclusively or primarily on increasing the personal or individual power of people with disabilities violates the spirit of the disability rights movement, which is a political movement organising for social change. Examples of employment programmes based in power are described, including self-managed work crews and businesses owned and operated co-operatively by people with learning disabilities.

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Empowerment must be a two-wau learning process

Author:
BERESFORD Peter
Journal article citation:
Care Plan, 4(2), December 1997, pp.26-28.
Publisher:
Positive Publications/ Anglia Polytechnic University, Faculty of Health and Social Work

The author discusses the role of empowerment in social care.

Journal article

Empowering stroke victims through self-help/mutual aid

Author:
OI-WAH Esther Chow
Journal article citation:
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 7(2), September 1997, pp.63-76.
Publisher:
Times Academic

Discusses how cerebrovascular disease (CVD) is a common cause of death and perhaps the first cause of disability in adults in Hong Kong. CVD inevitably takes its toll on the patients and their family members and the slow and difficult rehabilitation period can be a very disempowering experience. This article aims to report the effectiveness of using self-help/mutual help groups as a means to overcome powerlessness of the stroke victims.

Journal article

Social integration of the physically disabled

Authors:
BAR-ON Arnon, CHI-KWONG Law
Journal article citation:
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 6(2), September 1996, pp.27-45.
Publisher:
Times Academic

This article reports on a study aimed at identifying the relationship between such locational activities and their impact on the social integration of physically disabled and able-bodied persons, as measured by the friendships they form and the frequency with which they meet outside the confines of the host agency. Based on a sample of members of a NGO in Hong Kong, the major finding is that joint locational activities have a spill-over effect on able-bodied participants, but not on the physically disabled. The implications are discussed and recommendations are made.

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