Human rights, UN convention, and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: collecting data on persons with disabilities?

Alves, I. , Fazzi, L. and Griffo, G. (2012) Human rights, UN convention, and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: collecting data on persons with disabilities? American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(13 Sup), S159-162. (doi:10.1097/PHM.0b013e31823d5468) (PMID:22193324)

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Abstract

This article discusses the approaches to data collection embedded in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). It will start by briefly exploring different conceptualizations of disability (medical and social models, biopsychosocial, charity and human rights approaches) that impact on what is considered relevant data. The concept of disability has been widely explored by numerous authors in various fields, and the various models and approaches can co-exist. Historically, disability has evolved from being something intrinsic to the person and one-dimensional to reflecting an interaction between the individual and contextual factors. A movement toward the recognition of universal rights for all human beings has accompanied this change.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Alves, Dr Ines
Authors: Alves, I., Fazzi, L., and Griffo, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Robert Owen Centre
Journal Name:American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Publisher:Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:0894-9115
ISSN (Online):1537-7385

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