By Sally French MCSP DipTP BSc MSc(Psych) MSc(Soc) PhD, John Swain BSc PGCE MSc PhDBSc (Hons) MSc PhD PGCE
This ebook examines incapacity, in an obtainable and interactive type, because it pertains to healthcare coverage and perform. it's aimed toward physiotherapists and occupational therapists, either sutdents and practitioners, yet can also be necessary to all healthcare staff, together with nurses, medical professionals and speech and language therapists
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Oliver 2004:21) The following points are adapted from a statement by the British Council of Disabled People (now called the United Kingdom’s Disabled People’s Council) (2003): ● The social model was developed by disabled people to help them describe and take action against discrimination. ● The model does not blame the disabled person for the problems he or she has and helps contest internalized oppression. ● Disabled people, by using the social model, can find areas in the world that need changing and find out about bad attitudes towards disabled people, why some people will not talk to disabled people and why disabled people cannot get into some buildings.
P. 14) This participant was critical of using DET in this way as it is geared towards the ‘mechanics’ of the Act rather than disability issues in a broader sense. Training strategies Disability trainers, whether orientated to equality or awareness, stressed the importance of the social model of disability. They also felt strongly that training should be as comfortable for the trainees as possible. One disability equality trainer recognized that attending a course can often be threatening for the participants: it was felt, for instance, that those receiving training should be helped to understand language use rather than, as one participant said, having it ‘… forced down their throats’ (p.
Disability was perceived by the state and by the medical profession and therapists as being a problem located within the individual. This was harmful to disabled people as it placed the emphasis on changing them rather than on adjusting the physical and social environment to accommodate their needs. As noted above, children who were undernourished were treated with artificial sunlight by physiotherapists rather than 49 50 UNDERSTANDING DISABILITY providing them with a more nutritious diet or improved living conditions.