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Disability and the death and dying agenda

Carol Thomas

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0028
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter considers the interests of disabled people in the social management of death and dying. It covers: the meaning and nature of disability, including key concepts; the social position and ... More


Disability activism and the struggle for independent living

Colin Barnes and Geof Mercer

in Independent futures: Creating user-led disability services in a disabling society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347183
eISBN:
9781447302599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347183.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Through the last quarter of the 20th century, disabled people developed a remarkable challenge to the dominant understanding of disability. This has involved the politicisation of disability with the ... More


Housing policy and disabled people: from past to present

Laura Hemingway

in Disabled people and housing: Choices, opportunities and barriers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428066
eISBN:
9781447302094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428066.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter reviews developments in housing policy, regulation and official advice as it relates to disabled people, with the aim of highlighting the extent of progress towards better practices. The ... More


Disabled people and employment in Poland

Monika Struck-Peregończyk

in Disabled people, work and welfare: Is employment really the answer?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318323
eISBN:
9781447318347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318323.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Since 1989 Poland has undergone significant changes, most notably the introduction of a market economy and, along with it, the emergence of unemployment. A quota-levy system was introduced in 1991, ... More


A worsening picture: poverty and social exclusion and disabled people

Pauline Heslop and Eric Emerson

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol 1: The Nature and Extent of the Problem

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332152
eISBN:
9781447332398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332152.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

A string of reforms over recent years has left disabled people at heightened risk of poverty and social exclusion. This chapter presents an analysis of PSE2012 data in relation to disabled people ... More


Physical and communication barriers: the built environment and access to information

Laura Hemingway

in Disabled people and housing: Choices, opportunities and barriers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428066
eISBN:
9781447302094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428066.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at various physical (or access) barriers that can arise within housing for disabled people. These represent aspects of the environment that do not cater for a variety of bodily ... More


Attitudinal constraints: assumptions and institutional practices

Laura Hemingway

in Disabled people and housing: Choices, opportunities and barriers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428066
eISBN:
9781447302094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428066.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks further at risk assessment in relation to how distinctions between impairments can be made by institutions or intermediaries. It begins by looking at some of the assumptions made ... More


Policy change or retrenchment?

Colin Barnes and Geof Mercer

in Independent futures: Creating user-led disability services in a disabling society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347183
eISBN:
9781447302599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347183.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter first discusses the links between user-led organisations and traditional statutory and voluntary sector service providers, and how far and in what ways possibilities are being exploited ... More


“It’s about having a life, isn’t it?”: employability, discrimination and disabled people

Debby Watson, Val Williams, and Claire Wickham

in Beyond the workfare state: Labour markets, equalities and human rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348739
eISBN:
9781447301547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at ways of connecting the social model of disability to the various labour market issues, particularly the experiences of Deaf people. It looks at access to employment for those ... More


Introduction

Laura Hemingway

in Disabled people and housing: Choices, opportunities and barriers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428066
eISBN:
9781447302094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428066.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book examines housing issues, policies and practices relating to disabled people, and explores available choices, opportunities and barriers in the field. The focus is on disabled people's ... More


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