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The Disabled Persons Act 1986: the need for counselling

British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Author: Etherington, K.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1990


This article examines the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986 and, in particular, Section 3 which deals with the assessment of need. The particular emphasis is concerned with emotional need and counselling as a means of helping. There has been no specific statutory provision or recognition in the Act of the possible usefulness of a service to meet the emotional aspect of coping with and adjustment to disability. A second article will consider the occupational therapists as a counsellor towards attitude change in disability.

Further Details

Full Title: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Pages: 430-2
Volume: 53
Issue: 10
Accession Number: November, 2010
Keywords: United Kingdom, mobility, legislation compliance
Reads: 135