Meaning Of A Disability: The Lived Experience of Paralysis

Albert Robillard

Published by Temple University Press, 1999
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Synopsis: The author of this book combines his years of sociological training and his time with illness and disability to analyze a broad range of matters on both subjects. He examines things that healthcare providers unwittingly say to patients, and communication problems in the intensive care unit.

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Title: Meaning Of A Disability: The Lived ...
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication Date: 1999
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