Disabilities and Rehabilitation
The Disabilities and Rehabilitation unit supports member states in improving rehabilitation within their contexts and in enabling all people with disability to achieve better health.
Rehabilitation is defined as â€œa set of interventions designed to optimize functioning and reduce disability in individuals with health conditions in interaction with their environment“.
Rehabilitation Elements include:
1. Preventative Rehabilitation.
2. Restorative Rehabilitation.
3. Supportive Rehabilitation.
4. Palliative Rehabilitation.
The aim of rehabilitation is to maximise the potential to restore a person who has an impairment, or an incapacity for service or work, as a result of a service injury or disease to at least the same physical and psychological state, and at least the same social, vocational and educational status, as he or she had.