Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Case Management

  • Brian T. McMahonEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_389
Case managers are professionally trained healthcare providers who work with individuals with neurological impairments and many other stakeholders to help them understand fully:
  • The nature and scope of the impairment

  • The composition of the interdisciplinary team

  • Their particular role and value on the interdisciplinary team

  • The issues and barriers to restoring function

  • The solutions to removing or mitigating these issues and barriers

Above all, the case manager is frequently the main architect of the rehabilitation plan as well as the coordinator of all of the services and service providers required by the plan. As such, the case manager is a true manager and is trained in management theory including how to plan, organize, direct, and control. In executing these management functions, the case manager is “not” managing the person or the impairment but rather is working in partnership with the individual with the impairment to manage the entire rehabilitation process, from outreach and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation CounselingVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA