Topical Collection "Community-based Rehabilitation and Community Rehabilitation"
A topical collection in Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Dr. Gregor Wolbring
Associate Professor Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, Cumming School of Medicine, TRW building 3D31, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N4N1, Canada
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Interests: community empowerment; technology governance; disability studies; ability studies; ethics; sustainability; health systems; ecohealth
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.
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- Community-based Rehabilitation
- Community Rehabilitation
- service providers
- Disability Studies
- Ability Studies
- social theories
- occupational justice
- global south/global north