Catherine Hungerford, Donna Hodgson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChronic care nursing
Subtitle of host publicationA framework for practice
EditorsLinda Deravin-Malone, Judith Anderson
Place of PublicationPort Melbourne, Vic
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781316600740
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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