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Book Review: The Disability Business

Book Review: The Disability Business BOO K REVIEWS lepsy, multiple sclerosis, low to provide a coordinated set of back pain, spinal cord injuries services so that persons with The Disability Business and visual impairmentlblind­ disabilities can become inde­ by Gary L. Albrecht. Beverly ness. Each section begins with pendent. The author has set out Hills, CA: Sage Publications, incidence statistics and a brief these services and how they are Inc., 1992. description of the condition, implemented in society. Exceptionally well written, including psychological effects, The author views disability as the book defines not only in terms understandable by the a social phenomenon, and disabilities as a whole, but lay person. This is followed by gives a rare insight into how general treatment regimes and writes about what is classified where professional services can as a disability, its social mean­ rehabilitation services have be­ be found. In addition, there are ings, and how. disability is come big business. It also dis­ suggestions for environmental transformed into a big business cusses the rising costs of reha­ adaptations, assistive devices, in today's society. The second bilitation, how services can be and products for daily living. part of the book describes how made available to all disabled Extensive resource lists with society responds to disabilities, persons regardless of the cost, addresses and telephone num­ including a discussion of law and the role of community vol­ bers at the end of each section and politics related to rehabili­ unteers. The author also sets refer the reader to a variety of tation, the rehabilitation in­ out his views on the lack of books, publications, AV materi­ dustry, rehabilitation profes­ correspondence between en­ als, conferences, workshops, sionals, how rehabilitation is acted laws and implemented self help and community marketed, and the rehabilita­ programs. He gives us a num­ groups, helplines, and special­ tion process. ber of legal precedents for case ized programs for financial, ed­ law and an interpretive frame­ This book is very well re­ ucational, vocational, and reha­ searched and is easy to read; it work for determining who has a is recommended for all occupa­ disability and who is eligible bilitation assistance. Resources for People with tional health nurses as a refer­ for benefits through govern­ Disabilities and Chronic Condi­ ence book and to nurses prepar­ ment agencies. This is a well written book tions is a resource manual and ing for certification. Rehabilita­ that can be used by many occu­ directory with a wealth of tion is comprised of a myriad of information for the disabled interacting bodies (i.e., busi­ pational health care nurses in and their families, as well as ness, government, and aca­ their practice and with their professionals who work with demic institutions), and is expanding responsibility to them. characterized by a complex di­ incorporate disabled persons Linda M. Latter, BSN, RN vision oflabor and occupational into the work force. Greeley, CO segmentation. Many different Betty L. Roberts, RN health care workers are needed Oklahoma City, OK 564 AAOHNJOURNAL http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AAOHN Journal SAGE

Book Review: The Disability Business

AAOHN Journal , Volume 41 (11): 1 – Nov 1, 1993

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© 1993 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
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0891-0162
DOI
10.1177/216507999304101114
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BOO K REVIEWS lepsy, multiple sclerosis, low to provide a coordinated set of back pain, spinal cord injuries services so that persons with The Disability Business and visual impairmentlblind­ disabilities can become inde­ by Gary L. Albrecht. Beverly ness. Each section begins with pendent. The author has set out Hills, CA: Sage Publications, incidence statistics and a brief these services and how they are Inc., 1992. description of the condition, implemented in society. Exceptionally well written, including psychological effects, The author views disability as the book defines not only in terms understandable by the a social phenomenon, and disabilities as a whole, but lay person. This is followed by gives a rare insight into how general treatment regimes and writes about what is classified where professional services can as a disability, its social mean­ rehabilitation services have be­ be found. In addition, there are ings, and how. disability is come big business. It also dis­ suggestions for environmental transformed into a big business cusses the rising costs of reha­ adaptations, assistive devices, in today's society. The second bilitation, how services can be and products for daily living. part of the book describes how made available to all disabled Extensive resource lists with society responds to disabilities, persons regardless of the cost, addresses and telephone num­ including a discussion of law and the role of community vol­ bers at the end of each section and politics related to rehabili­ unteers. The author also sets refer the reader to a variety of tation, the rehabilitation in­ out his views on the lack of books, publications, AV materi­ dustry, rehabilitation profes­ correspondence between en­ als, conferences, workshops, sionals, how rehabilitation is acted laws and implemented self help and community marketed, and the rehabilita­ programs. He gives us a num­ groups, helplines, and special­ tion process. ber of legal precedents for case ized programs for financial, ed­ law and an interpretive frame­ This book is very well re­ ucational, vocational, and reha­ searched and is easy to read; it work for determining who has a is recommended for all occupa­ disability and who is eligible bilitation assistance. Resources for People with tional health nurses as a refer­ for benefits through govern­ Disabilities and Chronic Condi­ ence book and to nurses prepar­ ment agencies. This is a well written book tions is a resource manual and ing for certification. Rehabilita­ that can be used by many occu­ directory with a wealth of tion is comprised of a myriad of information for the disabled interacting bodies (i.e., busi­ pational health care nurses in and their families, as well as ness, government, and aca­ their practice and with their professionals who work with demic institutions), and is expanding responsibility to them. characterized by a complex di­ incorporate disabled persons Linda M. Latter, BSN, RN vision oflabor and occupational into the work force. Greeley, CO segmentation. Many different Betty L. Roberts, RN health care workers are needed Oklahoma City, OK 564 AAOHNJOURNAL

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Published: Nov 1, 1993

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