Topical Collection "Community-based Rehabilitation and Community Rehabilitation"

Editor

Collection Editor
Dr. Gregor Wolbring

Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies in Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1, Canada
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Interests: community empowerment; technology governance; disability studies; ability studies; ethics; sustainability; health systems; ecohealth

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR) and Community Rehabilitation (CR) are two approaches that are similar in many aspects, but which differ in other aspects. This Special Issue invites theoretical and empirical papers that identify emerging and still persistent challenges for CBR and CR on conceptual, implementation, and stakeholder dynamic levels. A recent CBR matrix http://www.who.int/disabilities/cbr/cbr_matrix_11.10.pdf highlighted various aspects of CBR.

This Special Issue seeks authors to engage with CBR and CR through topics reflected in the education, livelihood, social, and empowerment pillars of the CBR matrix. Alternatively, the issue seeks papers concerning assistive devices and how they play out within the non-health pillars of the CBR matrix.

Papers that engage with CBR/CR through the lens of other discourses, such as disability studies, governance of technologies, occupational justice, occupational satisfaction, occupational sustainability, the Post-2015 development agenda, sustainability, eco-health, care ethics (and other ethics theories), cultural competency, global north-global south interaction, and various social theories (such as value, labeling, conflict, choice, identity, motivational, achievement, goal, self-determination, neo-institutional, body theories and social constructivism theories) are especially encouraged.

Gregor Wolbring
Collection Editor

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Keywords

  • Community-based Rehabilitation
  • Community Rehabilitation
  • service providers
  • Disability Studies
  • Ability Studies
  • families
  • social theories
  • occupational justice
  • global south/global north
  • ethics

Published Papers (1 paper)

2015

Open AccessReview The Applicability of eLearning in Community-Based Rehabilitation
Societies 2015, 5(4), 831-854; doi:10.3390/soc5040831
Received: 1 October 2015 / Revised: 24 November 2015 / Accepted: 25 November 2015 / Published: 2 December 2015
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Abstract
Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) strives to enhance quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families by increasing social participation and equalizing opportunities in the global south. Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals, CBR also aims to address the high rates of poverty
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Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) strives to enhance quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families by increasing social participation and equalizing opportunities in the global south. Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals, CBR also aims to address the high rates of poverty faced by individuals with disability. Empowerment, a pillar of CBR, involves strengthening the capacity of people with disabilities, their families, and their communities to ensure reduction of disparities. This article outlines a scoping review that guided by the question: “What is known from the existing literature about the applicability of eLearning for capacity building in CBR?” This review did not uncover literature related to eLearning in CBR; however findings suggest that other disciplines, not explicitly tied to CBR, currently use eLearning to educate and empower professionals in the global south. We argue that eLearning technology could be an effective and sustainable solution for CBR programming in the global south for capacity development. Such technology could increase individuals with disabilities’ access to education and could provide opportunities for wider dissemination of knowledge, beyond typical funding cycles. With a goal of informing future CBR practice in eLearning, this article concludes by highlighting key lessons taken from other disciplines that have utilized eLearning in the global south. Full article
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