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The rehabilitation team 

The rehabilitation team
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The rehabilitation team
Author(s):

Anthony B. Ward

, Michael P. Barnes

, Sandra C. Stark

, and Sarah Ryan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550524.003.0003
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date: 15 September 2019

Rehabilitation teams 36

Why have teams? 38

Interdisciplinary teams 40

Generic rehabilitation workers 42

Keyworker or case manager 44

Core team 46

Team leadership 48

Rehabilitation is about team work. It is a process that has to involve a wide range of different professionals. Rehabilitation teams can work in many different contexts. Many teams will be hospital based and working primarily with people after a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Such teams will mainly involve physicians, therapists, and nurses. However, other teams can work in a different context and team membership will have a different emphasis. A community rehabilitation team is more likely to involve local authority employees, such as social workers and community occupational therapists, and perhaps other professionals, such as employment experts. Thus, it is not possible, or indeed desirable, to define disciplines that must be members of a rehabilitation team. Indeed a list of such disciplines will inappropriately emphasize professional boundaries....

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