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Rehabilitation: in the Community or with the Community?

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Abstract:

Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) is an approach that could usefully be applied by occupational therapists working towards access to occupation for all. CBR happens with, rather than in, the community. It allows communities to identify their problems and the causes, including the sociopolitical underpinnings of disability, to locate their needs and to take control of strategies that address those needs. A recent subproject of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists revealed a lack of consensus as to what constitutes CBR and a perceived overlap with community rehabilitation. This opinion piece aims to clarify the connection between the two approaches and to explore the implications for occupational therapists.

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: December 1, 2006

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  • The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.

    BJOT publishes research articles, critical reviews, practice analyses, opinion pieces, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews and an annual index. Please refer to the author's guide at http://www.cot.co.uk/british-journal-bjot/british-journal-occupational-therapy

    Submissions can be made at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bjot

    The 2012 Impact Factor for The British Journal of Occupational Therapy is 1.096.

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