ERIC Number: ED233531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Medical and Social Problems of the Disabled. A Report Based on the Technical Discussions of the Regional Committee for Europe (31st Session). EURO Reports and Studies 73.
The booklet reports on needs of disabled persons and discusses European rehabilitation programs in light of the emphasis on the International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP). An introductory section reviews concepts and definitions of disability, prevention, and rehabilitation. A section on medical and social problems reviews population data and the impact of the community in relation to children, adults, and older adults. Also considered in this section are three levels of prevention, special needs for rehabilitation for the different age groups, and information on availability of aids and equipment. Specific problems related to disability and rehabilitation in the European region are considered, including varying organization of health services. Recommendations from two United Nations meetings during IYDP are summarized, including the need for increased attention to prevention and to dealing with the special needs of the elderly. (CL)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Equipment, Foreign Countries, Medical Services, Older Adults, Prevention, Rehabilitation, Social Influences
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.