ERIC Number: ED404779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Quality of Life. Volume II: Application to Persons with Disabilities.
Schalock, Robert L., Ed.; Siperstein, Gary N., Ed.
This volume summarizes current policies and programmatic practices that are influencing the quality of life of persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Part 1, "Service Delivery Application," contains: "Using Person-Centered Planning To Address Personal Quality of Life" (John Butterworth and others); "The Aftermath of Parental Death: Changes in the Context and Quality of Life" (Rachel M. Gordon and others); "Facilitating Relationships of Children with Mental Retardation in Schools" (Martha E. Snell and Laura K. Vogtle); "Quality of Work Life for Persons with Disabilities: Emphasis on the Employee" (William E. Kiernan and Joseph Marrone); "Supported Living: Beyond Conventional Thinking and Practice" (Orv C. Karan and James D. Bothwell); "Health-Related Application of Quality of Life" (David L. Coulter); "Quality of Life for Older Persons with Mental Retardation" (Matthew P. Janicki); and "Promoting Quality of Life through Leisure and Recreation" (Barbara A. Hawkins). Part 2, "Organizational Change Application," includes: "Beyond Compliance to Responsiveness: Accreditation Reconsidered" (James F. Gardner and Sylvia Nudler); "Quality Issues and Personnel: In Search of Competent Community Support Workers" (Valerie J. Bradley and others); "Continuous Improvement and Quality of Life: Lessons from Organizational Management" (Joyce E. Albin Dean and David M. Mank); and "Participatory Action Research as an Approach to Enhancing Quality of Life for Individuals with Disabilities" (Jean Whitney-Thomas). Part 3, "Public Policy Application," contains "Quality of Life and Public Policy" (H. Rutherford Turnbull III and Gary L. Brunk) and "Quality of Life as International Disability Policy: Implications for International Research" (David Goode). Part 4, "Quality of Life, Culture, and Making a Difference," includes "Considering Culture in the Application of Quality of Life" (Robert L. Schalock); and "Can the Concept of Quality of Life Make a Difference?" (Robert L. Schalock). Each paper contains references. (CR)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Organizational Change, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Quality of Working Life, Social Integration
American Association on Mental Retardation, 444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 846, Washington, DC 20001-1512 ($35; $29.75 members).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For Volume I, see EC 305 245. For the earlier edition, see ED 323 698.