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

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

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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


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