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Quality of Life- Concept, Policy and Practice

Quality of Life- Concept, Policy and Practice

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Published by: thinking cat on May 19, 2012
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Quality of Life
Quality of life is one of the most important issues facing the world today and iscentral to the development of social policy. Very little, however, has been writtenon this crucial topic.This innovative book discusses criteria for judging attempts to raise the qualityof life, including the satisfaction of basic and social needs, autonomy to enjoy lifeand social connectivity. It considers topics such as:individual well-being and health-related quality of lifehuman needs – living fulfilling and flourishing livespoverty and social exclusionsocial solidarity, altruism and trust within communities.
Quality of Life
is the first systematic presentation of this subject from both individualand collective perspectives. It provides a powerful overview of a concept which is becoming increasingly prominent in the social sciences and is essential reading for students of social policy, sociology and health studies.
David Phillips
is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the Department of SociologicalStudies, University of Sheffield. He has undertaken research on a wide range of topics in the health and social services, on community solidarity within minoritycommunities, and on quality of life. At present he is studying the contribution of trust, reciprocity and altruism to social cohesion.

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