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The Disability Business
Rehabilitation in America


Volume: 190
Other Titles in:
Sociology (General)

March 2013 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This comprehensive volume examines the `big business', such as health care corporations and insurance companies, that has grown up around rehabilitation of the disabled in the United States, and the impact that this has had on care.

Albrecht discusses how the quality of care is influenced by income, income potential and insurance cover and traces how the financial growth in this industry has changed the nature of the care provided. He also presents a realistic assessment of the policy options and solutions available to a society that values equity in ensuring that quality rehabilitation services are equally available to all.

 
Prologue
From Personal Experiences to Theory and Policy

 
 
PART ONE: DISABILITY AS A SOCIAL PHENOMENON
 
The Transformation of Disability into a Commodity
 
The Production and Distribution of Disability in Society
 
The Social Meaning of Impairment and Interpretation of Disability
 
PART TWO: SOCIAL RESPONSES TO DISABILITY
 
The Law and Politics of Rehabilitation
 
The Rehabilitation Industry
 
Rehabilitation Professionals
 
The Marketing of Rehabilitation Goods and Services
 
The Rehabilitation Process
 
PART THREE: FROM SOCIAL THEORY TO SOCIAL POLICY
 
The Consumer
 
Social Policies for the Disabled

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