Inadequate rehabilitation facilities for the disabled

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Other Names:
Inadequate facilities for social rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is still often perceived by the public, and even by the medical profession, as a sophisticated and complex process aimed at helping the severely disabled to overcome functional limitations due to various impairments such as blindness or locomotor deficiencies; and is not perceived as including the amelioration of those deficiencies resulting from non-visible disabilities, such as mental retardation, or from other mental health problems, chronic diseases and chronic pain.

While rehabilitation has made progress as regards children and people of employable age, the challenge of rehabilitating the elderly has only recently been taken up. One of the main reasons for the slow development in this area might be the unduly pessimistic view of the value of treatment, held not only by the old people themselves, their relatives, friends and neighbours, but also, regrettably, by health personnel.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST