Author(s): Bickenbach JE, Chatterji S, Badley EM, Ustn TB
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Abstract A review and critique of models of disability is presented, tracing the development of frameworks and classificatory instruments (International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps) over the past 20 years. While the 'social' model is now universally accepted, it is argued that universalism as a model for theory development, research and advocacy serves disabled persons more effectively than a civil rights or 'minority group' approach. The development of the revised International Classification (ICIDH-2) is discussed in this light.
This article was published in Soc Sci Med
and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation