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The Rehabilitation International World Congress 2021 (RIWC 2021) will host its 24th edition in Denmark on September 7-9, 2021. The vision of RIWC 2021 is to continue “Moving Societies” with the aim of improving human lives via rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation is one of five health services which - with ...

The Rehabilitation International World Congress 2021 (RIWC 2021) will host its 24th edition in Denmark on September 7-9, 2021. The vision of RIWC 2021 is to continue “Moving Societies” with the aim of improving human lives via rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation is one of five health services which - with a biopsychosocial reference - may create a connection between a person’s need and attention to the person’s environment. The rehabilitation paradigm describes a society’s efforts to ensure a meaningful and optimal everyday life for people with social, physical, cognitive or intellectual limitations or challenges. More than 2 billion people globally are estimated to have rehabilitation needs. These rehabilitation needs are prioritized adequately politically in practice, education, research, and policy, and this is the reason for focusing on the value and impact of rehabilitation, not only for each person, but also for society as a whole.

The lived experience of people is constantly dependent on the specific context. Relatives, neighbors, friends, professionals, other people, the environment, the communities, and societies can influence rehabilitation outcomes. Societies all over the world strive to find ways to improve the lived experience of people with disability by way of effective and efficient rehabilitation efforts to optimize health outcomes.

In this Research Topic, we aim to give a comprehensive overview of topics highlighted at the RIWC2021, showcasing the current state and the future of the field of with innovative and ground-breaking and practical approaches to rehabilitation.

Categorized in more than 15 different themes, the World Congress and thus the article collection of the journal will focus on rehabilitation from five perspectives:

Individual perspective – deals with personal and life experiences regarding the individuals efforts to manage and master everyday life in spite of health problems, disabilities and challenging life conditions.

Society perspectives – deal with the ongoing priorities and development of societies on all levels. How can a particular society strengthen and improve life conditions and the active potential of persons - financially legally as well as organizationally.

Scientific perspective – focuses on contemporary knowledge about the relationships between individual life conditions and services provided by communities. It covers biopsychosocial research into health themes, labor market, technology, multidisciplinary, organization, education etcetera.

Professional practice perspectives – deal with knowledge and quality of the many professionals involved. How to maintain the specialized roles of professionals and their shared competences within multidisciplinary contexts.

Policy perspective – deals with the positions, attitudes, and influence of organizations and networks. How to raise the voice of individuals and improve local life conditions and global, human rights.

For more details regarding the Congress, please visit the site: https://www.riworldcongress2021.com/

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