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ISPRM Discussion papers Developing the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) (Complete issue)
Jerome E. Bickenbach, PhD, Joel A. DeLisa, Per M. von Groote, Christoph Gutenbrunner, Andrew J. Haig, Marta Imamura, MD, PhD, Leonard S. W. Li, John L. Melvin, Jan D. Reinhardt, and Gerold Stucki
This special issue, with 6 chapters, analyses the role of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) against the background of international issues in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) and rehabilitation at large. Since its foundation in 1999 ISPRM has established a central office, a membership structure, relations with official journals, and has held a ...
Pages: 758-852
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Foreword
Joel A. DeLisa, John L. Melvin, Gerold Stucki
This special issue, with 6 chapters, analyses the role of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) against the background of international issues in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) and rehabilitation at large. Since its foundation in 1999 ISPRM has established a central office, a membership structure, relations with official journals, and has held a ...
Pages: 788-788
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Chapter 1: Achievements and challenges of ISPRM
Gerold Stucki, Jan D. Reinhardt , Joel A. DeLisa, Marta Imamura, John Melvin
This paper describes the history of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM). Past achievements and current challenges are outlined. ISPRM has been successful in setting up a central office, attracting individual and national members, holding international congresses, and establishing relations with the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (JRM) as the organizationâ ...
Pages: 791-797
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Chapter 2: ISPRM’s way forward
Gerold Stucki, Jan D. Reinhardt , Per M. von Groote, Joel A. DeLisa, Marta Imamura, John Melvin
This paper outlines approaches to developing the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) and addresses many current challenges. Most importantly, these approaches provide the basis for ISPRM to develop its leadership role within the field of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) and in relation to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) sy ...
Pages: 798-809
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Chapter 3: International non-governmental organizations in the emerging world society: The example of ISPRM
Jan D. Reinhardt , Per M. von Groote, Joel A. DeLisa, John L. Melvin, Jerome E. Bickenbach, Gerold Stucki
Summary: Using the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) as a case in point, the paper describes the complex world societal situation within which non-governmental organizations that adress health issues have to operate.This paper describes the complex world societal situation within which non-governmental organizations (NGOs), that are addressing health issues hav ...
Pages: 810-821
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Chapter 4: A policy process and tools for international non-governmental organizations in the health sector using ISPRM as a case in point
Jan D. Reinhardt , Per M. von Groote, Joel A. DeLisa, John L. Melvin, Jerome E. Bickenbach, Gerold Stucki
Summary: The politics of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) serve the function of selecting and attaining particular socially valued goals. The selection and attainment of goals as the primary function of political action can be structured along a policy process or cycle comprising the stages of st ...
Pages: 823-832
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Chapter 5: Organizational structures suited to ISPRM’s evolving role as an international non-governmental organization in official relation with the world health organization
Per M. von Groote, Jan D. Reinhardt , Christoph Gutenbrunner, Joel A. DeLisa, John L. Melvin, Jerome E. Bickenbach, Gerold Stucki
Summary International non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official relation with the World Health Organization (WHO) face organizational challenges against the background of legitimate representation of their membership and accountable procedures within the organization. Moreover, challenges arise in the light of such an international NGO’s civil societal mandate to help reach the †...
Pages: 833-842
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Chapter 6: The Policy Agenda of ISPRM
Gerold Stucki, Per M. von Groote, Joel A. DeLisa, Marta Imamura, John L. Melvin, Andrew J. Haig, Leonard S. W. Li, Jan D. Reinhardt
Summary: This paper suggests a comprehensive policy agenda and first steps to be undertaken by the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) in order to realize its humanitarian, professional and scientific mandates. The general aims of ISPRM, as formulated in its guiding documents, the relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations system, a ...
Pages: 843-852
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