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Dignity, rights and capabilities in clinical rehabilitation

Siegert, Richard J. and Ward, Tony 2010, Dignity, rights and capabilities in clinical rehabilitation, Disability and rehabilitation, vol. 32, no. 25, pp. 2138-2146, doi: 10.3109/09638288.2010.483037.

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Title Dignity, rights and capabilities in clinical rehabilitation
Author(s) Siegert, Richard J.
Ward, Tony
Journal name Disability and rehabilitation
Volume number 32
Issue number 25
Start page 2138
End page 2146
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2010
ISSN 0963-8288
1464-5165
Keyword(s) dignity
human rights
capabilities
Summary Purpose. The purpose of this article is to explore three concepts namely dignity, human rights and capabilities and to argue for their relevance in advancing the theory and practice of rehabilitation.

Method. A narrative review of selected academic writing on the three constructs is considered with respect to the rehabilitation literature.

Results. Each concept is defined and technical terms are explained for readers unfamiliar with these topics. Salient aspects of academic or scientific writing on each of these three topics is summarised and attempts are made to integrate these with rehabilitation.

Conclusions. 
Dignity, rights and capabilities are three concepts that have the potential to enhance theory development in rehabilitation.
Language eng
DOI 10.3109/09638288.2010.483037
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Informa
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034204

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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