Cross-Cultural Quality of Life: Enhancing the Lives of People With Intellectual Disability, 2nd Ed. reflects many of the changes in the field of IDD in the first 15 years of this century, including the concept of quality-of-life (QOL).
This edition represents the work of 34 contributors from 14 countries who capture the significant role the concept of QOL has played in empowerment, self-advocacy, family support, supports planning, outcomes evaluation, continuous quality improvement, organizational transformation, and systems-level change. QOL is examined at various levels of implementation, from the individual through the macrosystem level.
The sample of cultures in this edition represents a somewhat different sample than that found in the first edition and is amplified by an extensive reference list that presents a broader, more complete view of international QOL work, as well as the voices of self-advocates.