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Concepts of rehabilitation 

Concepts of rehabilitation
Concepts of rehabilitation

Anthony B. Ward

, Michael P. Barnes

, Sandra C. Stark

, and Sarah Ryan

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date: 08 August 2020

Introduction 2

Impairment, activity, and participation 4

Medical model of disability 8

Social model of disability 10

Terminology 12

Approaches to rehabilitation 14

Goal setting 16

Outcome measurement 18

Benefits of rehabilitation 20

Summary 22

What are the basic concepts of rehabilitation medicine? In many ways rehabilitation is different from most other medical specialties. It is primarily a process of education of the disabled person so that, ideally, they can cope with family, friends, work, and leisure with as little support as possible. Thus, rehabilitation is a process that centrally involves the disabled person in making plans and setting goals that are important and relevant to their own circumstances. Rehabilitation is not a process that is done ...

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