Berufliche Orientierung

in der medizinischen Rehabilitation

Information in English

Dear visitor,

thank you for your interest in our website on work-related / vocationally oriented medical rehabilitation in Germany.

At present, the information presented on this site is available in German only. We have decided not to translate the contents of this site as most of the programs and concepts offered here are relevant to health care professionals and clinicians who work in rehabilitation facilities in Germany, i.e., within the specifics of the German health care system. Thus, this site addresses primarily this user group.

If you are interested in getting an overview of work-related medical rehabilitation in Germany, we recommend to have a look at the following publication:

Lukasczik, M., Wolf, H.D., Gerlich, C., Löffler, S., Vogel, H., Faller, H. & Neuderth, S. (2011). Current state of vocationally oriented medical rehabilitation – a German perspective. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33, 2646–2655. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.575528

Readers interested in the German rehabilitation system in general may find some useful information in the following paper:

Vogel, H. & Zdrahal-Urbanek, J. (2004). Rehabilitation in Germany: new challenges of a structured social security scheme. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 27, 93-98.

Moreover, the German statutory pension insurance (Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund [DRV Bund]) and the German statutory accident insurance (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung [DGUV]) provide some basic information in English on their rehabilitation programs and services on the following websites:

Additionally, several studies in the context of work-related medical rehabilitation in Germany have been published in international journals. They are listed in the References section of this site.