Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Background Dimensions of Normalisation Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-5
    2. Shulamit Ramon
      Pages 6-34
  3. Experiencing Normalisation and Social Role Valorisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-61
    2. Mike Lawson
      Pages 62-84
    3. Julia Segal
      Pages 85-113
    4. Richard Warner
      Pages 114-136
    5. Alexandra Lewis
      Pages 137-161
  4. The Test Ground: Turning Principles into Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-166
    2. Shulamit Ramon
      Pages 167-194
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-202

About this book


An innovative, multi-perspective and international approach to the issues which normalisation entails. Carrying on from the concept of community care, normalisation or integration is about creating the conditions in the individual and society for leading as autonomous and acceptable a life as possible. Based on the right of people with disabilities to an ordinary life, it has extensive implications not just for professionals in the mental health field but for all of us.


care health Integration participation

About the authors

SHULAMIT RAMON, the editor, is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Science and Administration at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and has researched and published extensively on psychiatric community care.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Beyond Community Care
  • Book Subtitle Normalisation and Integration Work
  • Authors Shula Ramon
  • Series Title Issues in Mental Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-51400-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-51401-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-21393-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 202
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Social Work
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