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South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

On-line version ISSN 0038-2337

S. Afr. j. occup. ther. vol.40 n.1 Pretoria Mar. 2010

 

GUEST EDITORIAL

 

The right to rehabilitation: From policy development to implementation

 

 

Theresa Lorenzo

BSc Ot (Wits), MSc OT UCT, PhD UCT; Associate Professor, Disability Studies Programme, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

 

 

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References

1. Cementwala, Mariyam A. Rehabilitation International's position paper on the Right to [Rehabilitation. Disability World, Issue no. 23 April-May.         [ Links ]

2. ODP, White Paper on An Integrated National Disability Strategy. Pretoria: Government Press,1997.         [ Links ]

3. Department of Health, National Rehabilitation Policy. Pretoria: Government Press, 2000.         [ Links ]

4. UN, United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. New York: UN,2006.         [ Links ]

5. Stein, Michael Ashley. Quick Overview of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Its Implications for Americans with Disabilities, Mental & Physical Disability L. Rep. 679 (2007) (http://heinonline.org)        [ Links ]

6. Landman, S. and Buchanan, H. Human Rights and Workman's Compensation: The Experiences of Two Injured Workers. SAJOT 2010 (in this edition).         [ Links ]

7. Engelbrecht, M. and Lorenzo, T. Economic Empowerment and employment for persons with Disabilities (PWDS): A South African Perspective. SAJOT 2010 (in this edition).         [ Links ]

8. Adams, F and Galvaan, R. Promoting human rights: understanding the barriers to self-help groups for women who are carers of children with disabilities. SAJOT 2010 (in this edition).         [ Links ]

9. Van der Merwe, T. Occupational Therapy and the Quest for Human Dignity: Why Human Rights matter. SAJOT 2010 (in this edition).         [ Links ]

10. Dayal, H. Provision of rehabilitation services within the District Health System - the experience of rehabilitation managers in facilitating this right for people with disabilities. SAJOT 2010 (in this ediition).         [ Links ]

11. McIntyre, J. Wheelchairs - A Human Rights Issue or a Mere Mobility Device? Personal Reflections of an Occupational Therapist . SAJOT 2010 (in this edition).         [ Links ]