Physical Disabilities: Perspectives, Risk Factors and Quality of Life

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Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick

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Physical disabilities are impairments which limit an individual’s physical function. This book reviews risk factors and the affect physical disabilities have on quality of life. Chapter One examines quality of life theories and models and reviews quality of life and physical activity research. Chapter Two reviews programs and practices that improve the inclusion of people with disabilities in the labour force. Chapter Three discusses enablers and barriers affecting motor vehicle transportation among children and youth with physical disabilities. Chapter Four focuses on abusive behavior towards physically disabled patients by their health providers.

Preface

Chapter 1. People with Disabilities and Quality of Life: The Role of Physical Activity
Jeffrey J. Martin (Division of KHS, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA)

Chapter 2. Inclusionary Business Practices for Recruiting and Retaining People with Disabilities: A Scoping Review
Sally Lindsay (Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Athena Goodfellow, Ontario Ministry of Education, Mary Stergiou-Kita and Bonnie Kirsh, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, and Donna Lero, Centre for Families Work and Well-Being, University of Guelph)

Chapter 3. Enablers and Barriers Affecting Motor Vehicle Transportation Among Children and Youth with Physical Disabilities: A Scoping Review
Sally Lindsay (Senior Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 4. Abuse of Clients with Physical Disabilities by Personal Care Assistants
Karen Rich (Department of Social Work, Marywood University, Scranton PA, USA)

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