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El concepto de calidad de vida en los servicios y apoyos para personas con discapacidad intelectual

Schalock, R.L. y Verdugo, M.A. “El concepto de calidad de vida en los servicios y apoyos para personas con discapacidad intelectual”. Siglo Cero, 38 (4), 224:21-36
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ABSTRACT El artículo presenta las implicaciones del uso del concepto de calidad de vida para la mejora de los servicios y apoyos a personas con discapacidad intelectual. En primer lugar, se examinan un conjunto de principios, prácticas y estándares de programas dirigidos a sustanciar el cambio organizacional y de sistemas. En segundo lugar, se plantean diez estrategias de mejora de calidad procedentes de la investigación y experiencias aplicadas previamente, las cuales se consideran determinantes para la transformación e innovación actuales en los programas, servicios y apoyos. The article focuses on the implications of the quality of life concept to enhance services and supports for persons with intellectual disabilities. The first section presents a set of program principles, practices, and stards that are based on what the authors know about organization and system change, and the power of the QOL concept as a change agent. The second section, discusses ten quality improvement strategies that are based on research and experiences over the last two decades to improve performance and accountability of organizations and systems.

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