ERIC Number: ED318201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Quality of Life. NARF Monograph Series.
National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Washington, DC.
Oriented to rehabilitation facilities that are interested in maintaining and expanding their markets, this pamphlet presents publication excerpts that provide an understanding of the impact of organizational quality. The excerpts emphasize development of quality products and services through motivation of staff, effective communication, use of small divisions and quality circles, adaptability, and little formality. The role of quality of life in the community integration/community living movement is described. Elements of quality of life, such as empowerment, friendship, and being valued, are described. Supported employment is cited as a vehicle that may improve quality of life by adding work options. Basic ingredients involved in quality of work life are examined, along with the role of rehabilitation facilities in focusing their attention on these ingredients. Finally, the position of the National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities is stated. Includes 29 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Independent Living, Institutional Advancement, Marketing, Organizational Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Quality of Life, Quality of Working Life, Rehabilitation Centers, Rehabilitation Programs
National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, P.O. Box 17675, Washington, DC 20041 ($2.98 members; $5.00 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Washington, DC.