Title

Disability

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Nursing and Public Health / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

2626

Comments

Burns, J. F., & Thomson, N. J. (2003). Disability. In Thomson, Neil (Eds.). The health of indigenous Australians (pp. 467-487). Location: Oxford University Press. Available here.

Abstract

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.

 
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