This chapter describes the Social Model of Disability and its link to the standards for disability services, which include upholding the human rights and enabling self-determination for people with disabilities. The chapter also defines the terms rehabilitation and habilitation in relation to supporting people with disabilities to live independent lives. This is followed by a discussion of how to involve families and/or carers in the rehabilitation or habilitation of people with disabilities. Finally, consideration is given to how best to communicate therapeutically with people with disabilities who are seeking health and social services.
|Title of host publication||Chronic care nursing|
|Subtitle of host publication||A framework for practice|
|Editors||Linda Deravin-Malone, Judith Anderson|
|Place of Publication||Port Melbourne, Vic|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|