"I'm Healthy": Construction of health in disability


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NAZLI A.

DISABILITY AND HEALTH JOURNAL, vol.5, no.4, pp.233-240, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.06.001
  • Title of Journal : DISABILITY AND HEALTH JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-240

Abstract

Background: The bio-mechanical view of medicine being disabled, implies unhealthiness because these states are not included in the physical and mental medical norms. This study is to show how people with physical disabilities define health and being healthy within a social framework and to demonstrate the impact of social environments on people with physical disabilities given their application of the social model and their process of social construction.