Rehabilitation

  • Kenneth Brummel-Smith

Abstract

Rehabilitation assists disabled persons in recovering from and adapting to the loss of physical, psychological, or social skills so that they may be more independent, live in personally satisfying environments, and maintain meaningful social relationships. This type of care can be provided in any health care setting, including the home, office, acute or rehabilitation hospital, and long-term care institution. An interdisciplinary team approach is required due to the complex nature of the various interventions. Patients and their families must be involved in decisions regarding rehabilitation treatment. Indeed, rehabilitation is a philosophical approach to the patient that recognizes that diagnoses are poor predictors of functional abilities,1 that having a disability does not diminish one’s social worth, and that the psychosocial aspects of care are at least as important as the medical aspects of care.

Keywords

Nursing Home Physical Therapist Geriatric Patient Rehabilitation Service Disable Person 
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