Placing dignity at the centre of welfare policy

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    In response to the vagueness of dignity and its limited application in social welfare, this article attempts to explore the content of dignity and discuss its implications for welfare policies. Dignity concerns living respectfully, for which having equal value, self-respect, autonomy and positive mutuality is essential. The article argues that institutional dignification, community respect and human development are three welfare directions for facilitating the possession of dignity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)227-239
    JournalInternational Social Work
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004


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