Quality of Life about page

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Quality of Life about page


An about page for the Quality of Life program


An about page for the Quality of Life program explaining the Quality of Life concept or idea and how it relates to the World Health Organization. There are different models and charts presented including the illness-wellness continuum (trauma informed care, the six key principles organizations should follow for a trauma-informed approach. The 7 Co-op principles are also included.


Womanist Working Collective


18 December 2019

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Quality of life (QoL) is one of those things that can be hard to define. It has been described as an individual's “perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns” (World Health Organisation) but it’s hard to picture exactly what that might mean. Robert Schalock is one of the respected researchers here and defined the widely accepted model for assessing QoL in the context of disabilities (outlined in the table below).
Domain Indicator
Rights Human (respect, dignity, equality, privacy), legal (citizenship, access, due process)
Participation Life of the community, interactions with others, community roles (contributor, volunteer)
Self determination Choices, decisions, personal control
Physical well being Health, activities of daily living, leisure & recreation
Material well being Finances, employment
Social inclusion Living status (segregated)
Emotional well being Free from abuse & neglect, continuity & security, intimacy, friends & caring relationships
Personal Development Education, personal competence (cognitive, social, practical)


Trauma informed care



Womanist Working Collective , “Quality of Life about page,” Womanist Working Collective Archive, accessed July 2, 2022, https://wwcarchive.omeka.net/items/show/188.

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