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Quality of Life: Human Worth Reduced to Measures of Ability

  1. Gary L Albrecht

Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005215

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Albrecht, G. L. 2006. Quality of Life: Human Worth Reduced to Measures of Ability. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

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