Module 4 deals with the issue of insertion of patients with disabilities on the labour market.
People with disabilities may face social, legal and practical barriers when claiming their rights as the others do, which is often due to misunderstanding and negative perception toward disability.
For a better understanding of the situation of these people, we considered it is necessary for the professionals to have knowledge on the fundamental human rights, as well as on the rights of people with disabilities.
As well, the chapter deals with the need of information and counselling of people with disabilities and their families in the larger context of their professionally development, from the perspective of narrative medicine.
You may wonder what does the health carer have to do with insertion of these patients on the labour market? Well, from the perspective of narrative medicine, the health carer provides a holistic approach and should be able to answer different types of needs of the patient, including those related to information, counselling, advising on what relevant institutions to go to, etc.
We kindly invite you to take part in the discussions on the forum related to this module.
(Edited by Federico Pixel - original submission Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 1:18 PM)