New Dynamics of Disability and Rehabilitation

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Ivan Harsløf
  • Ingrid Poulsen
  • Kristian Larsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Ivan Harsløf, Ingrid Poulsen, Kristian Larsen
    Pages 1-22
  3. Marte Feiring, Inge Storgaard Bonfils
    Pages 97-120
  4. Anette Lykke Hindhede
    Pages 171-193
  5. Per Koren Solvang, Marte Feiring
    Pages 273-292
  6. Jerome Bickenbach, Berth Danermark
    Pages 293-312
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 313-328

About this book


This collection provides a broad coverage of recent changes in medical and vocational rehabilitation in Northern Europe. It presents analyses that cut across health sciences, medical sociology, disability studies and comparative welfare state research. Through this interdisciplinary perspective, the book explores the changing roles of patients, caregivers, professionals and institutions, and the wider implications of these changes for social inequalities in health. 

What obstacles do different groups of patients encounter when negotiating the complex chains of medical and vocational services? Who decides regarding references to specialized treatments, and the provision of comprehensive and coordinated services, and different types of benefits and material support? What is the importance of the resources that patients and caregivers bring to bear in the rehabilitation process?


Rehabilitation services Welfare states Health inequities Social policies Northern Europe Work inclusion

Editors and affiliations

  • Ivan Harsløf
    • 1
  • Ingrid Poulsen
    • 2
  • Kristian Larsen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social PolicyOslo Metropolitan UniversityOsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of Neurorehabilitation RigshospitaletUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.Department of Learning and PhilosophyAalborg University CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-7345-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-7346-6
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