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Aktywizacja zawodowa osób z niepełnosprawnością jako aktualny problem społeczno-etyczny
Professional Activation of the Disabled as a Current Socio-Ethical Issue

Author(s): Ireneusz, Marian Świtała
Subject(s): Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: the disabled; professional activation; work; rehabilitation; adaptation; integration; value

Summary/Abstract: Professional work plays an important role in social adaptation and integration of the disabled as do therapeutic and economic reasons, too. Exercises and physical or intellectual effort relieve health problems and help improve previously disturbed activities. Many theoreticians and practitioners in the field of rehabilitation stress favourable psychological and social effects of work and the viewpoint that the issues of the disabled can be solved by a welfare state has gone down in history. The role of activity in the process of social rehabilitation and integration of the disabled has been widely propagated recently. Professional preparation and the creation of new job opportunities for people with lower capacity seem to be current objectives of any democratic state social policy. Integration, as an idea and value, in the system of cultural values of our society is a determinant of such social attitudes as: solidarity, acceptance, tolerance and kindliness. From the point of view of humane ethics every human being has the right to work – work which is a universal, instrumental and (for many) also autotelic value.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 283-299
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish