Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps

In·ter·na·tion·al Clas·si·fi·ca·tion of Im·pair·ments, Dis·a·bil·i·ties and Hand·i·caps (ICIDH),

(in'tĕr-na'shŭn-ăl klas'i-fi-kā'shŭn im-pār'ments dis'ă-bil'i-tēz hand'ē-kaps),
A WHO-sponsored numerical taxonomy of the impairments, disabilities and handicaps consequent upon injury and disease.
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In 1980 WHO made its first conceptual framework on disability, the International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps (ICIDH).
Social constructionists (Barnes, 1991; Oliver, 1990; Pfeiffer, 1998) regard even the tripartite International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps (ICIDH) definition of the World Health Organization (1980) as a version of the medical/individual model.
Models of disablement, universalism and the international classification of impairments, disabilities and handicaps.

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