Oxford University Press
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Nursing and Public Health / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications
Concepts of disability are complex and have changed over time. There are historical, social, legal, and philosophical influences on the perception of disability, and further complexities in spiritual interpretations. The experience of disability is unique to each person, but there are comnIOn elements. The identification of these elements is essential for providing support, enhancing community understanding, and mininnsing marginalisation.