Human rights and rehabilitation outcomes

Siegert, Richard J., Ward, Tony and Playford, E. Diane 2010, Human rights and rehabilitation outcomes, Disability and rehabilitation, vol. 32, no. 12, pp. 965-971, doi: 10.3109/09638281003775360.

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Title Human rights and rehabilitation outcomes
Author(s) Siegert, Richard J.
Ward, Tony
Playford, E. Diane
Journal name Disability and rehabilitation
Volume number 32
Issue number 12
Start page 965
End page 971
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2010
ISSN 0963-8288
Keyword(s) human rights
Summary Purpose. The aim of this article is to introduce rehabilitation professionals to the rapidly growing literature on human rights particularly as it relates to health and rehabilitation. The article aims to stimulate further discussion and debate concerning the place of human rights in rehabilitation practice.

Method. Some important milestones in the recent history of the human rights movement are briefly outlined, and some important terms in the rights literature are explained. The Ward and Birgden model of the structure of human rights is then described as an example of a rights perspective that might have particular relevance for health and social services and rehabilitation.

Results. A rehabilitation case study is presented as an example of how the Ward and Birgden model could have practical relevance when deciding on the most important outcomes for an individual in rehabilitation.

Conclusion. Human rights are playing an increasing role in the struggle to improve health and healthcare globally. They also have important implications for rehabilitation practitioners and researchers and should form the core of any ethical framework for rehabilitation. It might even be argued that rights and dignity are themselves valued outcomes for rehabilitation.
Language eng
DOI 10.3109/09638281003775360
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
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