ERIC Number: EJ609725
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Three Decades of Quality of Life.
Schalock, Robert L.
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v15 n2 p116-27 Sum 2000
This article summarizes the current understanding of the "quality of life" construct as applied to people with mental retardation. It examines previous definitions and suggests a definition involving eight life dimensions including emotional well-being, interpersonal relationships, material well-being, social inclusion, and rights. The definition is applied to developing quality services and assessing outcomes in the next decade. (Contains extensive references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special Issue: Mental Retardation in the 21st Century.