The Experience of NRC “Vaivari” in Rehabilitation of Foreign Soldiers

Klavs Sedlenieks, Linas Svolkinas, Iveta Kokle-Narbuta, Aivars Vetra

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstractpeer-review


    During the 3 week rehabilitation course the improvement of the functioning on the level of different organs and body parts was achieved. The language barrier among the patients and the staff was not observed. There were some problems in the process of setting the rehabilitation goals. The dominant wish of the patients was to receive passive rehabilitation proce- dures instead of active participating. The interviews revealed that overall experience was pleasant and satisfying. There are also some more subtle cultural differences, e.g., perception of reciprocity and hospitality or cultural perception of food consumption. The war trauma as a social factor, was largely ignored
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)S69
    Number of pages1
    JournalInternational Journal of Rehabilitation Research
    Issue numberS1
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event10th Congress of the European Federation for Research in Rehabilitation - Riga, Latvia
    Duration: 9 Sept 200912 Sept 2009
    Conference number: 10


    • rehabilitation of soldiers
    • anthropology
    • war trauma

    Field of Science*

    • 5.4 Sociology
    • 5.9 Other social sciences
    • 3.5 Other medical sciences

    Publication Type*

    • 3.3. Publications in conference proceedings indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

    Cite this