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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 158: Expert Committee on Medical Rehabilitation

By G. Harlem

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Book Id: WPLBN0000084194
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 158: Expert Committee on Medical Rehabilitation  
Author: G. Harlem
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Harlem, G. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 158. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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INTRODUCTION The first session of the Expert Comnlittee on hiedical Rehabilitation was held in Geneva from 21 to 25 February 1953. Dr G. Harlem was elected Chairman, Dr R. Soeharso, Vice-Chairman, and Dr E. Mindus, Rapporteur. Dr hf. G. Candau, Director-General of the World Health Organization, opened the session and welcomed the members of the Committee and the representatives from the United Nations and the International Labour Organization (ILO). In his opening address, Dr Candau stated that in the past WHO has laid greater emphasis on the prex-ention of diseases and injuries which\are likely to lead to permanent disabilities. However, for some years and in a general way, an increasing attempt has been made to develop methods and means for physical, ~ocationala nd social rehabilitation. The Committee was requested to consider the concept and principles of rehabilitation from the medical viexvpoint as part of this homogeneous and co-ordinated whole, as well as the aims of and methods for the planning of the organization and setting-up of the services it should include, taking into account the social and economic conditions peculiar to the different countries.

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CONTENTS Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 1. Concept of medical rehabilitation in relation to social and preventive medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 2. The value of I ehabilitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 3. Magnitude of the problem of the ph>-sicaliy handicapped and of their rehabilitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 4. Basic principles and aims of medical rehabilitation 10 5. The needs of the handicapped and hon- they ma:- be met . .13 6. Education and training of medical an3 allied personnel in medical rehabilitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 7. Education of the public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 8. Programme planning and organization of medical rehabilitation services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 9. Recommendations for further stud!- and action . . . . . .32 Annex 1. Selected data on the pre~alence of physical impairments in some population groups . . . . . . . .34 Annex 2. Psychological aspects of rehabilitation . . . . . .40 Annex 3. Rehabilitation in the less developed countries . . .43 Annex 4. List of supporting documents . . . . . . . . .52

 
 



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