Research on the field of disability and rehabilitation (FURE) brings together a group of researchers and doctoral students at the Department of Social Work who study disability in relation to social vulnerability, social justice, living conditions and norms.
The research includes a broad view of physical, mental and cognitive disabilities, with a focus on social exclusion and barriers to participation. Obstacles to participation are studied both on the basis of lack of opportunities for participation on equal terms and on the basis of societal conditions for citizenship and equal health. An important task in the research group's research is to analyse the interaction between individuals and society and to shed light on issues of disability and rehabilitation from several different perspectives. This is reflected in studies on:
availability and personal assistance
experiences and experiences of parenthood - parents with intellectual disabilities
health care, long-term illness, new biotechnologies and ethics.
disability policy and the organisation of the welfare system.
the organisation, professionalisation and competence issues within disability activities
elderly people with visual impairment
various aspects of technical aids
democracy, representativeness and representation within the Swedish disability movement
working life and disability
cooperation within the welfare state
inclusion in relation to education, academia, sports and health, dance.
Paper Series: The Occasional Papers in Disability & Rehabilitation
The research group publishes The Occasional Papers in Disability & Rehabilitation series with the aim to disseminate research results and communicate progression reports (not published elsewhere) within the field of disability and rehabilitation research. Contributions from a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives are welcome. Please get in touch with the editor for more information.
Each submitted manuscript is primarily assessed by the editor. Thereafter, one or two reviewers/commentators are appointed, and an open seminar is held. After the seminar, the manuscript is reviewed by the author(s) before finally being accepted for publication. The views expressed in the OPDR series are those of the individual authors.