disability is a pathology of located within the individual and is a deviation from the norm.
suggests that the individual’s environment may cause, define, or exaggerate the disability
the functions of the individual influence the definition of the disability
(minority group model or independent living model) disability is not a personal attribute, but is caused by society, and thus society should bear the responsibility for dealing with disability. Self-advocacy is a critical component of the sociopolitical model.
What is a contemporary approach to the biopsychosocial
The WHO ICF is a contemporary biopsychosocial approach to defining disability
Economic influences on disability
• Disability is expensive for both the individual and society. A large part of the population of PWD lives below the poverty line. High rates or underemployment an unemployment. Financial disincentives, causing under or unemployment, occur when individuals are faced with loss of benefits, including their health insurance, if they accept a job. Accepting a job could cause financial hardship.