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The Causes of Impairment and the Creation of Disability

  • Michael Oliver
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Part of the Practical Social Work Series 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 from Figure 3.1 on page 52.

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© British Association of Social Workers 1983

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  • Michael Oliver

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