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. 57, No. 4, October-December

Alternative Views of Empowerment: Social Services and Civil Rights
In recent years, important social changes, spearheaded by the increasing influence of the disability rights movement, have promoted a growing search for an alternative to the "functional limitations" paradigm that has traditionally dominated research...
An Empowerment Philosophy for Rehabilitation in the 20th Century
The field of rehabilitation, its systems, agencies, facilities, companies, and especially its rehabilitation professionals, individually and collectively share major responsibilities in responding to the needs of the estimated 34 million individuals...
A Survey of Fortune 500 Corporate Policies concerning the Psychiatrically Handicapped
Introduction It took a very long time for the business community to realize that employing a physically disabled person may be more than an act of humanitarian good will. Despite an increased emphasis on "hiring the handicapped," there have...
Cultural Characteristics of Mexican Americans: Issues in Rehabilitation Counseling and Services
Rehabilitation counselors are being challenged to provide appropriate services to a clientele which is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of ethnicity and culture. As a result rehabilitation counselor education programs are being challenged to...
Empowerment: A Rejoinder to Vash's and Hahn's Reactions
When discussing with Dr. Leung the idea of having reactions to my "An Empowerment Philosophy..." article, I immediately and specifically thought of Dr. Vash and Dr. Hahn. Not only did I predict that in their own unique and individual ways they would...
Issues in Managing an Alcoholism Caseload
Alcholism is a disease that crosses all social, economic, ethnic, racial, and geographical lines. Estimates on its prevalence in the United States vary from 4% of those eighteen years and older to 10% of the males and 5% of the females eighteen years...
Living with Disability in Guatemala
In Third World countries around the globe, care and concern for people with disabilities has grown. Increased recognition of children's delayed development because of malnutrition is evident, and concerns for quality of life following life-sustaining...
Mild Brain Injury: Critical Factors in Vocational Rehabilitation
The definition of mild brain injury as used in this article is a practical rather than neurological one. It refers to resulting in a transient alteration of consciousness, and a sometimes, but not always, brief hospitalization. The trauma may involve...
More Thoughts on Empowerment
The invitation to write this response to Emener's paper on empowerment came as something of a surprise. "I haven't written anything on empowerment" says I, "Why me?" After a quick review of my publication list I realized that I've not written on...
Work Satisfactoriness of Former Clients with Severe Handicaps to Employment
The most important single indicator of vocational rehabilitation success is the employer's appraisal of the former client's occupational adjustment. The employer's evaluation of the employee is called work satisfactoriness in the Minnesota Theory...
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