The Journal of Rehabilitation

A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal published by the National Rehabilitation Association. Articles include original research, academic criticism, and expert debate in the field of rehabilitation.

Articles from Vol. 67, No. 1, January-March

Disability Attitudes for All Latitudes
Attitudes drive our behavior. As individuals and as groups, what we believe and how we feel about a matter largely determine what we do with respect to it. Our behavior further reinforces our beliefs and feelings. Today we'll consider how this circular...
Disability, Spirituality, and the Mapping of the Human Genome
In late June, 2000, the press announced that the conjoint public-private sector project to map the human genome is completed. Two days later Diane Sawyer interviewed the two major team leaders, one from the private sector and one from the public sector....
Psychospiritual Aspects of Sense of Self in Women with Physical Disabilities
When asked for the main lesson learned from our first study of women with physical disabilities (Nosek et al., 1997), we came up with the following statement, "If you truly believe you are a woman of value, you gain tremendous strength to forge your...
Psychospirituality and Pediatric Rehabilitation
Often we are called on to stand with parents at the bedside of their critically ill child, in our role as psychologists working with medically ill children. We have often seen these parents take comfort as well as blame and guilt from their religious...
Special Issue Spirituality and Disability
When spirituality was suggested as a topic for a special issue of the Journal over a year ago, I must admit that I was concerned about exactly how to approach the topic. Spirituality and religion were subjects that had been virtually taboo in counseling...
Spirituality and Energy Medicine
My Personal Odyssey As a clinical psychologist with 34 years of experience in the field of medical rehabilitation, I have always looked for practical solutions to problems and have had little fascination with psychological theory. In my professional...
Spiritual Transcendence and the Scientific Study of Spirituality
There is no doubt that spirituality has become a "hot" topic in the social and physical sciences. This increasing professional interest parallels the growing prevalence and salience of spirituality among the general public. Surveys reported in the...