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Title: Spinal Cord Injury in Portugal: Institutional and Personal Challenges
Authors: Martins, Bruno Sena 
Fontes, Fernando 
Hespanha, Pedro 
Keywords: Rehabilitation services; Social services; Self-determination; Adult human services; Health care; Policy
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: SAGE
Project: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876-PPCDTI/102426/PT 
FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-009269 
Serial title, monograph or event: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
Abstract: This article is dedicated to an analysis of the life trajectories of individuals with spinal cord injuries in Portugal. From a perspective that aims to understand the challenges faced in the different stages following the initial injury, it aims to relate corporeal, personal, and social impacts to medical, institutional, and political responses. Based on a total of 93 interviews, the analysis focuses on the period that starts with the event that caused the injury and extends to the present day, following the entire rehabilitation and integration process and identifying key structures, services, and institutions. In offering a critical reading of processes and structures that are capable of ensuring quality of life and social inclusion for persons with spinal cord injuries, it broadens the discussion to reveal the social exclusion widely experienced by persons with disabilities in Portugal.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/41962
ISSN: 1044-2073
1538-4802
DOI: 10.1177/1044207317710702
Rights: embargoedAccess
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