How the social model of disability evolved

Shirley Durell

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    The way nurses conceptualise disability influences their practice. Many use an individualised model, seeing disability as an individual problem arising from activity restriction and psychological loss. However, many disabled people are critical of this approach and instead promote a social way of thinking about disability. This article presents an overview of the individual and social models of disability so nurses can increase their understanding of these approaches.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)20-22
    JournalNursing times
    Issue number50
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

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    • Disability
    • Reflective practice
    • Social model


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