Enabling Independence: A Guide for Rehabilitation Workers
July 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
Enabling Independence provides practical information by reflecting different approaches to assisting with rehabilitation. The first section introduces the framework for the book and considers the philosophy of enablement. The second section is dedicated to ‘enhancing function’ and details the most common activities of daily living, such as mobility and dressing. This is followed by a ‘problem oriented approach’ in the third section, which addresses typical problems which support workers are likely to encounter, such as patients who fall or experience fatigue. The final section considers issues in delivering the rehabilitation support, such as team working and supporting carers.
Teaching for Rehabilitation.
Section 2: Enhancing function.
Mobility and transfers.
Section 3: Problem based approach .
Section 4: Issues.
Susan Nancarrow is a Senior Research Fellow and research coordinator with Trent Focus, based at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests include workforce development and workforce flexibility, especially for allied health professions. Within this, she is interested in the introduction of new roles through the growth of support workers. Susan trained as a podiatrist in Australia and has worked in a range of clinical roles, including Aboriginal health, private practice, primary health care delivery in northern India, chief podiatrist and multidisciplinary service manager for a community health service. She completed her PhD at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University on the role of health outcomes in accountability systems for community health services. She moved to the UK in late 2001 to work as a research fellow and senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. She has written a book for the South Yorkshire healthcare confederation on Intermediate Healthcare.
- Adopts a client-centred approach across the lifespan
- Editors and contributors draw on multi-disciplinary backgrounds to offer sound guidance on everyday issues
- Includes feature boxes which provide activities
- Interwoven case studies, which follow patients through a typical day
- Clearly illustrated with photographs, diagrams and drawings
Catherine Smith, Assistants Officer, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
'I recommend this book as a companion guide for rehabilitation staff and supervisors. reflective questions and international references make it a must for most physical medicine settings'
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 2007