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The Causes of Impairment and the Creation of Disability

  • Michael Oliver
  • Bob Sapey
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Part of the Practical Social Work book series (PSWS)

Abstract

The distinction between individual and social dimensions of disability already referred to are also important in discussing the causes of both impairment (individual limitation) and disability (socially imposed restriction). From an individual/ medical view the main causes of impairment can be seen in Table 3.1.

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© British Association of Social Workers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Oliver
  • Bob Sapey
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Central LancashireUK

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