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Approaches to Improving the Quality of Life

How to Enhance the Quality of Life


  • The changes needed to improve the Quality of Life are herein represented

  • Each area (domain) of the Quality of Life receives detailed steps to improve the domain

  • Since each domain stands as a separate entity, the steps stimulating changes may differ for each


Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Abbott L. Ferriss
    Pages 1-10
  3. Abbott L. Ferriss
    Pages 11-20
  4. Abbott L. Ferriss
    Pages 21-28
  5. Abbott L. Ferriss
    Pages 29-41
  6. Abbott L. Ferriss
    Pages 43-50
  7. Abbott L. Ferriss
    Pages 51-59
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    Pages 61-68
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  11. Abbott L. Ferriss
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  12. Abbott L. Ferriss
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  13. Abbott L. Ferriss
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 131-150

About this book


After measuring the Quality of Life and identifying the deficiencies in your community, what steps should you take to improve the Quality of Life? This volume reviews methods for improving the Quality of Life that are based upon improving each of the ten domains of the Quality of Life; steps to improve health, means of reducing environmental toxins, orientation to bring about better self-concept and mental health, and so forth. In short, enhance the social and physical environment and improve the Quality of Life. In each of the ten domains, steps are set forth for eliminating undesirable and debilitating features of the domain. Social change comes about by the application of devised steps. The process has been called ‘telesis’ and it can be defined as the application of intelligent, well-tested, interventions to being about improvement. In some cases it may effect change quickly and others may require a continuing process of adjustment and change. As a handbook for community workers, this volume provides a framework for intervention that could lead to a better tomorrow.


Quality of Life Improvement Quality of Life change Telesis autonomy quality of life

Authors and affiliations

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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Approaches to Improving the Quality of Life
  • Book Subtitle How to Enhance the Quality of Life
  • Authors Abbott L. Ferriss
  • Series Title Social Indicators Research Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Social Indicators Res.Ser.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-481-9147-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-3281-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-90-481-9148-2
  • Series ISSN 1387-6570
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 150
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Quality of Life Research
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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