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Quality of Life in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation
Conceptual Approaches, Issues, and Applications

Edited by:
  • Rebecca Renwick - University of Toronto & the Hincks-Dellcrest Institute
  • Ivan Brown - University of Toronto & the Hincks-Dellcrest Institute
  • Mark Nagler - University of Waterloo, Canada

March 1996 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The first volume to present a coherent picture and introduce a specific conceptual framework, Quality of Life in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation convincingly argues quality of life as the common concept linking health promotion and rehabilitation. Although quality of life issues are receiving increased attention from both researchers and service providers in the health arena, no other volume deals with the quality of life in terms of health promotion and rehabilitation. Following an introduction to key themes and concepts, contributors representing a broad spectrum of disciplines and perspectives review the conceptual basis for understanding and discussing quality of life in health promotion and rehabilitation. This comprehensive volume discusses current social issues such as HIV and homelessness, abilities and disabilities such as communication disorders and the aging process, and major life activities such as employment and leisure as they relate to the quality of life. Various populations, including adolescents, the elderly, the homeless, and persons with AIDS, are represented. Finally, key themes are deliberated in terms of their implications for future conceptualization, research, practice, and policy development in health promotion and rehabilitation. Quality of Life in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation is essential reading for students, researchers, and practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines including health promotion, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, nursing, physical therapy, sociology, social work, psychology, and public health.

Ron Draper
Foreword
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: QUALITY OF LIFE IN HEALTH PROMOTION AND REHABILITATION
Ivan Brown, Rebecca Renwick, and Mark Nagler
The Centrality of Quality of Life in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation
John Raeburn and Irving Rootman
Quality of Life and Health Promotion
Rebecca Renwick and Sharon Friefeld
Quality of Life and Rehabilitation
 
PART TWO: CONCEPTUAL APPROACHES TO QUALITY OF LIFE
Hy Day and Sharon Jankey
Lessons from the Literature
Towards a Holistic Model of Quality of Life  
David Felce and Jonathon Perry
Exploring Current Conceptions of Quality of Life
A Model for People with and without Disabilities  
Michael Bach and Marcia H Rioux
Social Well-Being
A Framework for Quality of Life Research  
Rebecca Renwick and Ivan Brown
The Centre for Health Promotion Conceptual Approach to Quality of Life
Being, Belonging, and Becoming  
 
PART THREE: QUALITY OF LIFE IN HEALTH PROMOTION AND REHABILITATION: SOME CRITICAL ISSUES
Trevor R Parmenter
The Utility of Quality of Life as a Construct for Social and Health Policy Development
Robert L Schalock
Quality of Life and Quality Assurance
Marica H Rioux
Overcoming the Social Construction of Inequality as a Prerequisite to Quality of Life
Ronald Labonté
Measurement and Practice
Power Isseus in Quality of Life, Health Promotion, and Empowerment  
Dennis Raphael
Defining Quality of Life
Eleven Debates Concerning its Measurement  
 
PART FOUR: APPLICATIONS OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN HEALTH PROMOTION AND REHABILITATION
 
A. Current Social Issues
Rebecca Renwick and Judith Friedland
Quality of Life Experienced by a Sample of Adults with HIV
Mark Nagler
Quality of Life of People with Disabilities Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse
Ivan Brown
The Quality of Life of Marginal Citizens
Homelessness  
 
B. Abilities and Disabilities
Bernard M O'Keefe
Communication Disorders
Just Minor Inconveniences?  
David G Mason
Quality of Life of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Roy I Brown
People with Developmental Disabilities
Applying Quality of Life to Assessment and Intervention  
Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz and Bruce McCreary
Quality of Life Assessment for Persons with Severe Developmental Disabilities
Eva R McPhail
Quality of Life in Families with a Member with Disabilites
A Parent's Perspective  
Dennis Raphael
Quality of Life of Older Adults
Towards the Optimization of the Aging Process  
Dennis Raphael
Quality of Life and Adolescent Health
 
C. Major Life Activities
Martin Shain
Work, Employment, and Mental Health
Implications for Quality of Life  
Aubrey H Fine
Leisure, Living, and Quality of Life
 
PART FIVE: FUTURE DIRECTIONS
Rebecca Renwick et al
Conceptualization, Research, and Applications
Future Directions  

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