Ageing, Disability & Home Care

Philosophies, Values and Beliefs

Over time there has been a shift in how disability is conceptualised and how services are provided. This core standard covers:

  • the definition of disability
  • philosophies and values that direct the disability service system, for example:
  • social model of disability
  • international Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
  • United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • national and NSW Specific strategies, schemes, frameworks and position statements
  • related legislation
  • models of support, for example
  • person and family centred approaches
  • strengths based approach
  • prevention and early intervention
  • lifespan and futures planning
  • community development
  • consent, dignity in risk and safeguarding
  • the application of evidence based practice
  • functional goal setting, outcomes based practice and outcome measurement

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