Quality of Life: Human Worth Reduced to Measures of Ability

Abstract

Evaluations of health‐related quality of life make judgments about the relative worth of individuals in society. These appraisals are made either subjectively or objectively based on ability, performance and values.

Keywords: disability; quality of life; human worth; measurement; social model of disability

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Albrecht, Gary L(Jul 2006) Quality of Life: Human Worth Reduced to Measures of Ability. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005215]